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I-D ACTION:draft-roesler-ipngwg-ipngls-00.txt



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	Title		: IPNGLS - IP Next Generation Label Switching
	Author(s)	: V. Roesler et al.
	Filename	: draft-roesler-ipngwg-ipngls-00.txt
	Pages		: 17
	Date		: 29-Aug-01
	
This document proposes the forwarding of IPv6 packets using label
switching techniques, with the same advantages of the Multiprotocol
Label Switching (MPLS) architecture. The document proposes the
mapping of all MPLS header fields into the IPv6 header, raising
several advantages like the simplicity of the model, the decrease of
overhead, and others. This mapping was called IP Next Generation
Label Switching, or just IPngLS, and can work concurrently with
MPLS, i.e. IPv6 packets are forwarded with IPngLS and IPv4 packets
are forwarded with MPLS.

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