Detecting MPLS Data Plane Failures in Inter-AS and inter-provider Scenarios

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors Thomas Nadeau  , George Swallow 
Last updated 2013-04-16 (latest revision 2007-03-08)
Replaces draft-nadeau-mpls-interas-lspping
Replaced by draft-zjns-mpls-lsp-ping-relay-reply
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This document describes a simple and efficient mechanism that can be used to detect data plane failures in Multi-Protocol Label Switching Label Switched Paths that extend beyond a single Autonomous System and/or across multiple Service Provider network boundaries. This document describes extensions to the existing MPLS LSP Ping protocol to achieve these goals.


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George Swallow (

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