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Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) 'Typed Wildcard' Forward Equivalence Class (FEC) (RFC5918) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198796D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-17
Document File: 20 page(s) / 20K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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R. Asati: AUTHOR [+3]


LDP [RFC5036] distributes labels for Forwarding Equivalence Classes (FECs). LDP uses FEC TLVs in LDP messages to specify FECs. An LDP FEC TLV includes one or more FEC elements. A FEC element includes a FEC type and an optional type-dependent value.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          R. Asati Request for Comments: 5918                                 Cisco Systems Category: Standards Track                                       I. Minei ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Juniper Networks                                                                B. Thomas                                                              August 2010

            Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) 'Typed Wildcard'                     Forward Equivalence Class (FEC)


   The Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) specification for the Wildcard    Forward Equivalence Class (FEC) element has several limitations.    This document addresses those limitations by defining a Typed    Wildcard FEC Element and associated procedures.  In addition, it    defines a new LDP capability to address backward compatibility.

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   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Asati, et al.                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 5918                LDP 'Typed Wildcard' FEC             August 2010

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