RFC 7524

Inter-Area Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) Segmented Label Switched Paths (LSPs), May 2015

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RFC 8534
Y. Rekhter
E. Rosen
R. Aggarwal
T. Morin
I. Grosclaude
N. Leymann
S. Saad
mpls (rtg)

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This document describes procedures for building inter-area point-to-multipoint (P2MP) segmented service label switched paths (LSPs) by partitioning such LSPs into intra-area segments and using BGP as the inter-area routing and Label Distribution Protocol (LDP). Within each IGP area, the intra-area segments are either carried over intra-area P2MP LSPs, using P2MP LSP hierarchy, or instantiated using ingress replication. The intra-area P2MP LSPs may be signaled using P2MP RSVP-TE or P2MP multipoint LDP (mLDP). If ingress replication is used within an IGP area, then (multipoint-to-point) LDP LSPs or (point-to-point) RSVP-TE LSPs may be used in the IGP area. The applications/services that use such inter-area service LSPs may be BGP Multicast VPN, Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) multicast, or global table multicast over MPLS.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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