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MPLS Upstream Label Assignment for LDP
RFC 6389

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       R. Aggarwal
Request for Comments: 6389                              Juniper Networks
Category: Standards Track                                    JL. Le Roux
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                   Orange
                                                           November 2011

                 MPLS Upstream Label Assignment for LDP

Abstract

   This document describes procedures for distributing upstream-assigned
   labels for the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP).  It also describes
   how these procedures can be used for avoiding branch Label Switching
   Router (LSR) traffic replication on a LAN for LDP point-to-multipoint
   (P2MP) Label Switched Paths (LSPs).

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   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

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   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
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Aggarwal & Le Roux           Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 6389         MPLS Upstream Label Assignment for LDP    November 2011

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Specification of Requirements ...................................3
   3. LDP Upstream Label Assignment Capability ........................3
   4. Distributing Upstream-Assigned Labels in LDP ....................4
      4.1. Procedures .................................................4
   5. LDP Tunnel Identifier Exchange ..................................5
   6. LDP Point-to-Multipoint LSPs on a LAN ...........................9
   7. IANA Considerations ............................................11
      7.1. LDP TLVs ..................................................11
      7.2. Interface Type Identifiers ................................11
   8. Security Considerations ........................................12
   9. Acknowledgements ...............................................12
   10. References ....................................................12
      10.1. Normative References .....................................12
      10.2. Informative References ...................................13

Aggarwal & Le Roux           Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 6389         MPLS Upstream Label Assignment for LDP    November 2011

1.  Introduction

   This document describes procedures for distributing upstream-assigned
   labels [RFC5331] for Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) [RFC5036].
   These procedures follow the architecture for MPLS upstream label
   assignment described in [RFC5331].

   This document describes extensions to LDP that a Label Switching
   Router (LSR) can use to advertise whether the LSR supports upstream
   label assignment to its neighboring LSRs.

   This document also describes extensions to LDP to distribute
   upstream-assigned labels.

   The usage of MPLS upstream label assignment using LDP to avoid branch

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