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	Title		: Encoding of Attributes for  Multiprotocol Label 
			  Switching (MPLS) Label Switched Path (LSP) 
			  Establishment Using RSVP-TE
	Author(s)	: A. Farrel, D. Papadimitriou, J. Vasseur
	Filename	: draft-farrel-mpls-rsvpte-attributes-00.txt
	Pages		: 11
	Date		: 2003-10-10
	
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Label Switched Paths (LSPs) may
be established using the Resource Reservation Protocol Traffic
Engineering extensions (RSVP-TE). This protocol includes an object
(the SESSION_ATTRIBUTE object) which carries a flags field used to
indicate options and attributes of the LSP. That flags field has
eight bits allowing for eight options to be set.

Recent proposals in many documents that extend RSVP-TE for signaling
additional features and function for MPLS LSPs have suggested uses
for each of the previously unused bits.

This document defines a new object for RSVP-TE messages that allows
the signaling of further attribute bits and also the carriage of
arbitrary attribute parameters. This makes RSVP-TE easily extensible
to support new requirements.

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