Inter-AS Option D for BGP/MPLS IP VPN

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (bess WG)
Authors Manu Pathak  , Keyur Patel  , Arjun Sreekantiah 
Last updated 2015-04-11 (latest revision 2014-10-08)
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This document describes a new option known as an Inter-AS option D to the 'Multi-AS Backbones' section of [RFC4364]. This option combines VPN VRFs at the Autonomous System Border Router (ASBR) as described in 'Option A' with the distribution of labeled VPN-IP routes as described in 'Option B'. In addition, this option allows for a data plane consisting of two methods of traffic forwarding between attached ASBR pairs.


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Arjun Sreekantiah (

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