[rfc-dist] RFC 4379 on Detecting Multi-Protocol Label Switched (MPLS) Data Plane Failures

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        RFC 4379

        Title:      Detecting Multi-Protocol Label Switched (MPLS) 
                    Data Plane Failures 
        Author:     K. Kompella,  G. Swallow
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       February 2006
        Mailbox:    kireeti at juniper.net, swallow at cisco.com
        Pages:      50
        Characters: 116872
        Updates:    RFC1122

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-lsp-ping-13.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4379.txt

This document describes a simple and efficient mechanism that can be
used to detect data plane failures in Multi-Protocol Label Switching
(MPLS) Label Switched Paths (LSPs).  There are two parts to this
document: information carried in an MPLS \"echo request\" and \"echo
reply\" for the purposes of fault detection and isolation, and
mechanisms for reliably sending the echo reply.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Multiprotocol Label Switching Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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