Route Distinguishers (auto vs. manual)

Automatic Route-Distinguishers vs. Manual Route-Distinguishers Every MPLS VRF needs a unique route distinguisher.  This is needed for BGP to tell the difference between two of the same prefixes on two different VPNs.  You wouldn’t want the route-selection process to perform a route-selection between the two because they’re in separate routing domains. Both JUNOS and IOS-XR … Continue Reading

Yet another Definition of MPLS

MPLS is a highly scalable, protocol agnostic, data-carrying mechanism. In an MPLS network, data packets are assigned labels. Packet-forwarding decisions are made solely on the contents of this label, without the need to examine the packet itself. This allows one to create end-to-end circuits across any type of transport medium, using any protocol. The primary … Continue Reading