MPLS TE: Loose Path vs Explicit Path

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Harold Ritter Thu, 03/27/2008 - 07:00
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Hi Maher,

I'm glad to hear from you. These two terms are not mutually exclusive. In other words, an explicit path can be configured with or without the loose option.

The loose option would rather be the opposite of the strict option.

Here is a brief summary of the difference between the strict and loose option:

Strict means that the next address in the explicit path belongs to an adjacent router to the router in the sequence.

Loose means that the next address can belong to a router that is not necesseraly adjacent.


Harold Ritter Sat, 03/29/2008 - 08:27
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Configuring the loopback IP address of the next node in the path doesn't constitute loose mode. Configuring the IP address of a physical or loopback interface of a not directy connected node does.



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