[rfc-dist] RFC 6424 on Mechanism for Performing Label Switched Path Ping (LSP Ping) over MPLS Tunnels

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        RFC 6424

        Title:      Mechanism for Performing Label Switched 
                    Path Ping (LSP Ping) over MPLS 
        Author:     N. Bahadur, K. Kompella,
                    G. Swallow
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2011
        Mailbox:    nitinb at juniper.net, 
                    kireeti at juniper.net, 
                    swallow at cisco.com
        Pages:      23
        Characters: 48270
        Updates:    RFC4379

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-lsp-ping-enhanced-dsmap-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6424.txt

This document describes methods for performing LSP ping (specified in
RFC 4379) traceroute over MPLS tunnels and for traceroute of stitched
MPLS Label Switched Paths (LSPs).  The techniques outlined in RFC
4379 are insufficient to perform traceroute Forwarding Equivalency
Class (FEC) validation and path discovery for an LSP that goes over
other MPLS tunnels or for a stitched LSP.  This document deprecates
the Downstream Mapping TLV (defined in RFC 4379) in favor of a new
TLV that, along with other procedures outlined in this document, can
be used to trace such LSPs.  [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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