After completing this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
Explain the format of an MPLS label
Describe a stack of MPLS labels and explain where it resides in the frame
Tell what a label switch router is and what functions it needs to perform
Describe what a label switched path and a Forwarding Equivalence Class are
Explain the difference between LIB and LFIB and how they are used in MPLS networks
Determine how labels are distributed in an MPLS network
This chapter helps you to understand how MPLS operates. By the time you finish this chapter, you will have a solid understanding of the building blocks of MPLS and an excellent start for the other chapters in this book.
MPLS stands for Multiprotocol ...