Entropy labels for source routed stacked tunnels

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Last updated 2014-08-18 (latest revision 2014-02-14)
Replaced by draft-ietf-mpls-spring-entropy-label
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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 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)

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