LDP DoD Graceful Restart

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors Bob Thomas  , Alex Raj 
Last updated 2003-04-18
Stream Internent Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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LDP graceful restart is a mechanism that helps reduce the negative effects on MPLS traffic caused by the restart of a Label Switching Router's (LSR's) control plane, specifically by the restart of its Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) component [RFC3036], on LSRs that are capable of preserving MPLS forwarding state across the restart. [RFC3478] defines procedures for LDP graceful restart for downstream unsolicited label distribution but leaves procedures for downstream on demand label distribution a subject for future study. This document defines graceful restart procedures for downstream on demand label distribution.


Bob Thomas (rhthomas@cisco.com)
Alex Raj (araj@cisco.com)

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