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MPLS

Hi,

what does the control plane ,data plane consist of in a MPLS system and what r their functions ?

Thanks.

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Re: MPLS

Hi,

Thats a big question to ask! However, the control plane of MPLS is complex as several protocols come into play. Howvere the protocol responsible for label distribution is called LDP, which binds an IP prefix to a label.

The forwarding or data plane is simply the act of forwarding a packet ased upon the incoming label to an egress interface.

If you would like more details please refer to or go to www.google.com and type in MPLS at the search line.

HTH - stevep@cisco.com

Re: MPLS

There are actually several MPLS control plane protocols, not just LDP or TDP (which is just a proprietary version of LDP).

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