Synonymous Flow Label Framework

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors Stewart Bryant  , Mach Chen  , Zhenbin Li  , George Swallow  , Siva Sivabalan  , Greg Mirsky 
Last updated 2017-06-26
Replaces draft-bryant-mpls-synonymous-flow-labels
Replaced by RFC 8957
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-mpls-sfl-framework
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draft-ietf-mpls-flow-ident describes the requirement for introducing flow identities within the MPLS architecture. This document describes a method of accomplishing this by using a technique called Synonymous Flow Labels in which labels which mimic the behaviour of other labels provide the identification service. These identifiers can be used to trigger per-flow operations on the on the packet at the receiving label switching router.


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