show mpls fwd table : details

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Jul 13th, 2009


I need to know explanation of the output of the command :

show mpls forward detail

Searched on but didnt get satisfactory output.

( Label, Outgoing_Label,Prefix, Bytes, Tag, Outgoing interface, Next_Hop. )

Please share experience.

Any link on

Thanks in advance.


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shivlu jain Mon, 07/13/2009 - 21:31

Hi Subodh

The local lable means the local label generated by router for particular prefix. This local label becomes remote label on adjacent routers for the same prefix.

Output Label:- No label means for out going no label will be added, If label is aggregate, it means mpls traffic will sent in the global routing table.

Bytes Label Switch:- The number of bytes switch for prefix.

Outgoing INterface:- Simple

Next Hop:- Simple

For more please visit mplsvpn blog, you will your answers there


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