MPLS Flow Identification Considerations

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors Stewart Bryant  , Stewart Bryant  , Carlos Pignataro  , Mach Chen  , Zhenbin Li  , Greg Mirsky 
Last updated 2015-12-17 (latest revision 2015-11-02)
Replaced by RFC 8372
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This memo discusses the desired capabilities for MPLS flow identification. The key application that needs this is in-band performance monitoring of user data packets.


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