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MPLS Label Distribution in an Edge Router
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
1998 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The rapid growth of the Internet has increased the demand for higher bandwidth and better performance. One of the alternatives to satisfy such demands MPLS, (Multi-Protocol Label Switching). The key feature of MPLS is IP switching. It maps the destination address to a locally defined label. The packets can then be forwarded through the network by only examining the label value and no further routing table lookups are needed. One of the key components of MPLS’s is Label Distribution. The goal of Label Distribution is to negotiate labels with the neighbor MPLS nodes using a signaling protocol LDP (Label Distribution Protocol) and update the label information in a local database called LIB (Label Information Base).

In this thesis, the author will present an overview of the MPLS network and the MPLS system components within an Label Edge Router (LER), which is a router located at the edge of an MPLS network. Furthermore, the implementation of the Label Distribution component in a Label Edge Router of an MPLS system is described and evaluated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1998. , 34 p.
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Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-95461OAI: diva2:528488
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Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
1998-11-26, Ericsson Telecom AB, Dialoggatan 1, Kungens Kurva, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-06-15 Created: 2012-05-25 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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