RFC 3036

LDP Specification, January 2001

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3036.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoleted by:
RFC 5036
Authors:
L. Andersson
P. Doolan
N. Feldman
A. Fredette
B. Thomas
Stream:
IETF
Source:
mpls (rtg)

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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC3036

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Abstract

A fundamental concept in MPLS is that two Label Switching Routers (LSRs) must agree on the meaning of the labels used to forward traffic between and through them. This common understanding is achieved by using a set of procedures, called a label distribution protocol, by which one LSR informs another of label bindings it has made. This document defines a set of such procedures called LDP (for Label Distribution Protocol) by which LSRs distribute labels to support MPLS forwarding along normally routed paths. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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