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Label Distribution Protocol Extensions for Point-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Ina Minei
Last updated 2011-07-26 (Latest revision 2005-07-27)
Replaced by draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-p2mp
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This document describes extensions to the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) for the setup of point to multi-point (P2MP) Label Switched Paths (LSPs) in Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. The solution relies on LDP without requiring a multicast routing protocol in the network. Protocol elements and procedures for this solution are described. There can be various applications for P2MP LSPs such as IP multicast. Specification of how such applications can use a LDP signaled P2MP LSP is outside the scope of this document.


Ina Minei

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