MPLS Transport Profile Lock Instruct and Loopback Functions

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Last updated 2010-11-03 (latest revision 2010-07-06)
Replaces draft-dai-mpls-tp-lock-instruct, draft-boutros-mpls-tp-loopback
Replaced by RFC 6435
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This document specifies an extension to MPLS Operation, administration, and Maintenance (OAM) to operate an MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) Label Switched Path (LSP), bi-directional RSVP-TE tunnels, pseudowires (PW), or Multi-segment PWs in loopback mode for management purpose. This extension includes mechanism to lock and unlock MPLS-TP Tunnels (i.e. data and control traffic) and can be used to loop all traffic (i.e, data and control traffic) at a specified LSR on the path of the MPLS-TP LSP back to the source.


Rahul Aggarwal (
Martin Vigoureux (
Xuehui Dai (
Sami Boutros (
Siva Sivabalan (
George Swallow (
Stewart Bryant (
Carlos Pignataro (

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