[e2e] [Fwd: State of MPLS deployments today]

Ping Pan pingpan at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Oct 3 11:30:03 PDT 2002

RJ Atkinson wrote:
>     Using some tiny amount of MPLS for traffic engineering is probably 
> common today.
>     However, using MPLS label switching in the large scale is uncommon 
> even today
> in most of those operators that you mention above.  And several of those 
> operators
> you cite are aggressively opposed to large scale MPLS deployments due to
> operational considerations (i.e. they report it is too hard to debug 
> operational
> problems in a large scale MPLS deployment).


After dealing with some of those operators in person, the problem is not 
whether to deploy MPLS or not for those carriers. 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! Don't we have some software startups busy with 
management tools already? :-)

How did this topic get into this list anyway? It has nothing to do with 
e2e. ;-)

- Ping

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