What is ForCES (Forwarding and Control Element Separation)?

The Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) protocol characterizes a standard structure for the association between control components and forwarding components in IP routers and comparative devices. The ForCES protocol is utilized for conveying among Control Elements(CEs) and Forwarding Elements (FEs) in a ForCES Network Element. It focuses on the communication fundamental for partition of control plane functionality like routing protocols, signaling protocols, and admission control from information sending plane per-packet activities for example, packet sending, queuing, and header editing.