Layer Two Tunneling Protocol 'L2TP' Multi-Protocol Label Switching Extension

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (l2tpext WG)
Last updated 2000-03-03
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The L2TP document [1] defines the base protocol which describes the method of tunneling PPP data. The L2TP base protocol does not address any MPLS extensions. The goal of MPLS is to speed forwarding of packets by reducing the lookup required in routing. This draft proposes a method to allow L2TP Data Sessions to be assigned an MPLS Label Switched Path Id (LSPID)[3] for an explicit route (ER). Assignment of such an ER is necessary for traffic engineering.


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