RFC 8403

A Scalable and Topology-Aware MPLS Data-Plane Monitoring System, July 2018

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R. Geib, Ed.
C. Filsfils
C. Pignataro, Ed.
N. Kumar
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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8403

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This document describes features of an MPLS path monitoring system and related use cases. Segment-based routing enables a scalable and simple method to monitor data-plane liveliness of the complete set of paths belonging to a single domain. The MPLS monitoring system adds features to the traditional MPLS ping and Label Switched Path (LSP) trace, in a very complementary way. MPLS topology awareness reduces management and control-plane involvement of Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) measurements while enabling new OAM features.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

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