Entropy labels for source routed tunnels with label stacks

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Last updated 2017-01-09 (latest revision 2016-07-08)
Replaces draft-kini-mpls-spring-entropy-label
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Source routed tunnels with label stacking is a technique that can be leveraged to provide a method to steer a packet through a controlled set of segments. This can be applied to the Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) data plane. Entropy label (EL) is a technique used in MPLS to improve load balancing. This document examines and describes how ELs are to be applied to source routed tunnels with label stacks.


Sriganesh Kini (sriganeshkini@gmail.com)
Kireeti Kompella (kireeti@juniper.net)
Siva Sivabalan (msiva@cisco.com)
Stephane Litkowski (stephane.litkowski@orange.com)
Rob Shakir (rjs@rob.sh)
Jeff Tantsura (jefftant@gmail.com)

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