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Allocating and Retiring MPLS Reserved Labels

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Last updated: 2012-10-25 (latest revision 2012-09-28)
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There are a limited number of reserved labels defined for Multi- Protocol Label Switching. Thus one must be cautious in the allocation of new reserved labels, yet at the same time allow forward progress when a new reserved label is called for. This memo suggests some procedures to follow in the allocation and retirement of reserved labels.


Kireeti Kompella <>

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