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Definitive MPLS Network Designs by Jean-Philippe Vasseur, François Le Faucheur, Jim Guichard

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Chapter 1. Technology Primer: Layer 3 VPN, Multicast VPNs, IPv6, and Pseudowire

As described in the introduction to this book, numerous technologies, when combined, make up today’s integrated MPLS/IP networks. Clearly very few people have a complete grasp of all these technologies and how they interact. However, a general understanding of each is necessary to gain the most value from the design studies in this book. Therefore, our aim within the first two chapters is to provide a high-level overview of the relevant technologies. This first chapter focuses on the technologies that have the most impact at the edge of the network. It concentrates on Layer 3 VPN, multicast VPNs, IPv6, and pseudowire.

It is not the intention of this chapter to provide ...

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