Simple Header Compression

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Authors George Swallow  , Lou Berger 
Last updated 2000-03-09
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MPLS allows packets to be forwarded based on a label lookup without inspection of the IP header at intermediate routers. This enables headers to be compressed in some applications. Label Switched Paths may be established through the use of RSVP. This draft describes a simple technique for header compression. It then proposes RSVP procedures for signaling header compression.


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