Synonymous Flow Label Framework

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Replaces draft-bryant-mpls-synonymous-flow-labels
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draft-bryant-mpls-flow-ident describes the requirement for introducing flow identities within the MPLS architecture. This document describes a method of accomplishing this by using a technique called Synonymous Flow Labels in which labels which mimic the behaviour of other labels provide the identification service. These identifiers can be used to trigger per-flow operations on the on the packet at the receiving label switching router.


Stewart Bryant (
George Swallow (
Siva Sivabalan (
Greg Mirsky (
Mach Chen (
Zhenbin Li (

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