Supported by the GlobalNOC at Indiana University

NSI terminology

  • Requester Agent (RA) - an NSI client
  • Provider Agent (PA) (also ultimate provider agent uPA) - an instance of a network that provides an implementation of NSI
  • Aggregator - an instance of a  PA which the talks to uPAs to aggregate requests together
  • STP - Service Termination Point - places you can provision to on the network
  • MTL - Message Transport Layer
  • Connection - a Circuit

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