Entropy label for seamless MPLS

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This document describes how entropy labels can be used for load balancing in a seamless MPLS architecture. The definition of the control plane and data plane behavior at LSP stitching points; and at the ingress of an LSP in a hierarchy of LSPs, as described in this document, brings the benefits of entropy labels to seamless MPLS as MPLS deployments proliferate in the access and aggregation networks. This document updates RFC 6790.


Ravi Singh (ravis@juniper.net)
Yimin Shen (yshen@juniper.net)
John Drake (jdrake@juniper.net)

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