[rfc-dist] RFC 6512 on Using Multipoint LDP When the Backbone Has No Route to the Root

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        RFC 6512

        Title:      Using Multipoint LDP When the 
                    Backbone Has No Route to the 
        Author:     IJ. Wijnands, E. Rosen,
                    M. Napierala, N. Leymann
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2012
        Mailbox:    ice at cisco.com, 
                    erosen at cisco.com, 
                    mnapierala at att.com,      
                    n.leymann at telekom.de
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 24352
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-mldp-recurs-fec-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6512.txt

The control protocol used for constructing Point-to-Multipoint and
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths ("MP LSPs") contains a
field that identifies the address of a "root node".  Intermediate
nodes are expected to be able to look up that address in their
routing tables.  However, this is not possible if the route to the root 
node is a BGP route and the intermediate nodes are part of a BGP-free 
core.  This document specifies procedures that enable an
MP LSP to be constructed through a BGP-free core.  In these
procedures, the root node address is temporarily replaced by an
address that is known to the intermediate nodes and is on the path to
the true root node.  [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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