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Label Distribution Using ARP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (candidate for mpls WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Kireeti Kompella , Balaji Rajagopalan , Reji Thomas
Last updated 2022-06-16 (Latest revision 2021-12-13)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
Document shepherd Nicolai Leymann
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This document describes extensions to the Address Resolution Protocol to distribute MPLS labels for IPv4 and IPv6 host addresses. Distribution of labels via ARP enables simple plug-and-play operation of MPLS, which is key to deploying MPLS in data centers and enterprises.


Kireeti Kompella
Balaji Rajagopalan
Reji Thomas

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