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Requirements for Advanced Multipath in MPLS Networks (RFC7226) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236700D
Original Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-May-09
Document File: 34 page(s) / 39K

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C. Villamizar: AUTHOR [+6]


There is often a need to provide large aggregates of bandwidth that are best provided using parallel links between routers or carrying traffic over multiple MPLS Label Switched Paths (LSPs). In core networks, there is often no alternative since the aggregate capacities of core networks today far exceed the capacity of a single physical link or a single packet-processing element.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                C. Villamizar, Ed. Request for Comments: 7226                                    OCCNC, LLC Category: Informational                                  D. McDysan, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Verizon                                                                  S. Ning                                                      Tata Communications                                                                 A. Malis                                                                   Huawei                                                                  L. Yong                                                               Huawei USA                                                                 May 2014

           Requirements for Advanced Multipath in MPLS Networks


   This document provides a set of requirements for Advanced Multipath    in MPLS networks.

   Advanced Multipath is a formalization of multipath techniques    currently in use in IP and MPLS networks and a set of extensions to    existing multipath techniques.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Villamizar, et al.            Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7226             Advanced Multipath Requirements            May 2014

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