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

Ping Pan 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. :-)

2 cents,

- Ping

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 :))
> --
> Venkata.

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