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Title : A Path Protection/Restoration Mechanism for MPLS
Author(s) : K. Owens, S. Makam, V. Sharma,
B. Mack-Crane, C. Huang
Filename : draft-chang-mpls-path-protection-02.txt
Pages : 24
Date : 27-Nov-00
It is expected that MPLS-based recovery could become a viable option
for obtaining faster restoration than layer 3 rerouting. To deliver
reliable service, however, multi-protocol label switching (MPLS),
 requires a set of procedures to provide protection of the
traffic carried on the label switched paths (LSPs). This imposes
certain requirements on the path recovery process , and requires
procedures for the configuration of working and protection paths,
for the communication of fault information to appropriate switching
elements, and for the activation of appropriate switchover actions.
This document specifies a mechanism for path protection switching
and restoration in MPLS networks.
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