Entropy labels for source routed stacked tunnels

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors Sriganesh Kini  , Kireeti Kompella  , Siva Sivabalan  , Stephane Litkowski  , Rob Shakir  , Xiaohu Xu  , Wim Henderickx  , Jeff Tantsura 
Last updated 2015-03-03
Replaced by RFC 8662
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Source routed tunnel 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 stacked tunnels.


Sriganesh Kini (sriganesh.kini@ericsson.com)
Kireeti Kompella (kireeti@juniper.net)
Siva Sivabalan (msiva@cisco.com)
Stephane Litkowski (stephane.litkowski@orange.com)
Rob Shakir (rob.shakir@bt.com)
Xiaohu Xu (xuxiaohu@huawei.com)
Wim Henderickx (wim.henderickx@alcatel-lucent.com)
Jeff Tantsura (jeff.tantsura@ericsson.com)

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