[e2e] [Fwd: State of MPLS deployments today]
pingpan at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Oct 3 13:00:15 PDT 2002
Uh? Why said anything about IP? :-) IP routing and signaling are used to
control MPLS networks, but the network is used to carry the good old
ATM, FR and Ethernet cells and frames.
As for more WG's in standard bodies, well... I prefer the running code
approach first. If the providers want to have a standard way of managing
their networks, they will scream. Otherwise, let them run their
overnight scripts. :-)
Naidu, Venkata wrote:
> -> Rather, how can MPLS be deployed easily and efficiently? It's a
> -> growing pain problem. Years
> -> ago, NOC's had a tough time to deal with thousands of routes (route
> -> aggregation etc.), now they have to get familiar with thousands of
> -> LSP's. Well... tough!
> Well said Ping. Yes! I was also wondering, why there is no
> WG formed in IETF, similar to *ngtrans* (doing pretty good work
> for IPv6 transition). I think, we (MPLS folks) need something
> similar in O&M area for defining IP to MPLS smooth transition.
> IETF O&M area has lots of working groups moving towards IPv6,
> which is far ahead in the road when compared to MPLS.
> (Remember, I am very clear here - I am not asking for MPLS OAM,
> rather MPLS transition :))
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