Explicit Route Support in MPLS

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Authors Bruce Davie  , Tony Li  , Yakov Rekhter  , Eric Rosen 
Last updated 1997-11-26
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We define an `explicit route' as a route which is explicitly specified as a sequence of hops rather than being determined solely by conventional routing algorithms on a hop by hop basis. Using the explicit route object proposed for use in RSVP [1] and the ability to bind MPLS labels to RSVP flows [2] we describe how explicit routes may be set up in an MPLS environment. The resulting label switched paths may have associated resource reservations, or may be purely best effort.


Bruce Davie (bsd@cisco.com)
Tony Li (tli@cisco.com)
Yakov Rekhter (yakov@juniper.net)
Eric Rosen (erosen@cisco.com)

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