The MPLS FAQ
Maintained by: Irwin Lazar - ilazar at mplsrc.com
Last Updated: 26-April-06
Table of Contents:
2. MPLS Resources
- Who wrote the FAQ
- How do I contribute to the FAQ?
- Where can I find the FAQ?
3. MPLS History
- What group is responsible for creating MPLS
- Where can I find additional information on
- What is the MFA Forum?
- What MPLS related mailing lists are there and
what are they used for?
- Are there any books on MPLS?
- Are there any shareware or freeware
implementations of MPLS?
4. MPLS Components
- What is MPLS?
- How did MPLS evolve?
- What problems does MPLS solve?
- What is the status of the MPLS standard?
5. MPLS and ATM
- What is a Label?
- What is a Label Switch Path?
- What is a Label Distribution Protocol?
- What's the difference between CR-LDP and
- What is a "Forwarding Equivalency
- How are Label Switch Paths built?
- What is the relationship between MPLS and the
Interior Routing Protocol
- What other protocols does MPLS support besides
6. MPLS Traffic Engineering
- What are the differences between MPLS and ATM?
- Does MPLS replace ATM?
- What is "Ships in the night"?
7. MPLS VPNs
- What does MPLS traffic engineering accomplish?
- What are the components of MPLS-TE?
- How does MPLS merge traffic flows?
- How are loops prevented in MPLS networks?
- How does MPLS perform failure recovery?
- What differences are there in running MPLS in
OSPF versus IS-IS environments?
- Can there be two or more Autonomous Systems
within the same MPLS domain?
8. MPLS Quality of Service
- How does MPLS enable VPNs?
- What alternatives are there for implementing
VPNs over MPLS
- What is the "Martini" Draft?
- What is a "Layer 2 VPN"
- What is a Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)?
- Are MPLS-VPNs secure?
9. Generalized MPLS (GMPLS)
- What kinds of QoS protocols does MPLS support?
- How do I integrate MPLS and DiffServ
- How do I integrate MPLS and ATM QoS?
- What is "Generalized MPLS?"
- What are the components of GMPLS?
- What are the features of GMPLS?
- What are the "peer" and
- What is the "Optical Internetworking
- Where can I get more information on GMPLS?
10. Voice over MPLS
11. MPLS Management
- Can voice and video traffic be natively
encapsulated into MPLS?
12. MPLS Training
- How are MPLS networks managed?
- What products are available to manage LSPs?
- Are there any MPLS-specific MIBs?
- Is there open source MPLS code I can use to
- What shows and conferences provide information
13. MPLS Deployment
14. MPLS Interoperability
- What are some examples of networks that are
already running MPLS?
- Are there any labs that are performing MPLS
- Who helped write this thing?
- How do I submit a question to the FAQ
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