Resilient MPLS Rings

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors Kireeti Kompella  , Luis Contreras 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2015-09-08)
Replaced by draft-ietf-mpls-rmr
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This document describes the use of the MPLS control and data planes on ring topologies. It describes the special nature of rings, and proceeds to show how MPLS can be effectively used in such topologies. It describes how MPLS rings are configured, auto-discovered and signaled, as well as how the data plane works. Companion documents describe the details of discovery and signaling for specific protocols.


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Luis Contreras (

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