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Encoding mLDP FECs in the NLRI of BGP MCAST-VPN Routes

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors IJsbrand Wijnands , Eric C. Rosen , Uwe Joorde
Last updated 2013-10-14 (Latest revision 2012-08-20)
Replaced by RFC 7441
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-l3vpn-mvpn-mldp-nlri
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Many service providers offer "BGP/MPLS IP VPN" service to their customers. Existing IETF standards specify the procedures and protocols that a service provider uses in order to offer this service to customers who have IP unicast and IP multicast traffic in their VPNs. It is also desirable to be able to support customers who have MPLS multicast traffic in their VPNs. This document specifies the procedures and protocol extensions that are needed to support customers who use the Multicast Extensions to Label Distribution Protocol (mLDP) as the control protocol for their MPLS multicast traffic. Existing standards do provide some support for customers who use mLDP, but only under a restrictive set of circumstances. This document generalizes the existing support to include all cases where the customer uses mLDP, without any restrictions.


IJsbrand Wijnands
Eric C. Rosen
Uwe Joorde

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