BGP based Multi-homing in Virtual Private LAN Service

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Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) is a Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (VPN) that gives its customers the appearance that their sites are connected via a Local Area Network (LAN). It is often required for the Service Provider (SP) to give the customer redundant connectivity to some sites, often called "multi-homing". This memo shows how BGP-based multi-homing can be offered in the context of LDP and BGP VPLS solutions.


Bhupesh Kothari (
Kireeti Kompella (
Wim Henderickx (
Florin Balus (

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