mLDP Node Protection

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for mpls WG)
Authors IJsbrand Wijnands  , Eric Rosen  , Kamran Raza  , Jeff Tantsura  , Alia Atlas  , Quintin Zhao 
Last updated 2013-09-05 (latest revision 2013-06-23)
Replaced by RFC 7715
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This document describes procedures to support node protection for Point-to-Multipoint and Multipoint-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths (MP LSPs) built by LDP ("Label Distribution Protocol"), or simply mLDP. In order to protect a node N, the Point of Local Repair (PLR) LSR of N must learn the Merge Point (MPT) LSR(s) of node N such that traffic can be redirected to them in case node N fails. Redirecting the traffic around the failed node N depends on existing P2P LSPs originated from the PLR LSR to the MPT LSRs while bypassing LSR node N.


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