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I-D ACTION:draft-swallow-mpls-lsr-self-test-00.txt



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	Title		: LSR Self-Test
	Author(s)	: G. Swallow, D. Tappan
	Filename	: draft-swallow-mpls-lsr-self-test-00.txt
	Pages		: 13
	Date		: 2003-6-26
	
This document defines a means of self test for a Label-Switched
Router (LSR) to verify that its dataplane is functioning for certain
key Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) applications including
unicast forwarding based on LDP [LDP] and traffic engineering tunnels
based on [RSVP-TE].  A new Loopback FEC type is defined to allow an
upstream neighbor to assist in the testing at very low cost.  MPLS
Echo Request and MPLS Echo Reply messages [LSP-Ping] messages are
extended to do the actually probing.

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