By the end of this chapter, you should know and be able to explain the following:
The difference between MPLS operating in Frame mode and Cell mode
How LDP advertises label bindings in an ATM network
How the Label Virtual Circuits are set up
How LDP behaves differently with ATM LSRs
How LDP can provide loop detection
What VC-Merge is, and what its benefit is for ATM LSRs
How to deal with ATM switches that are not aware of MPLS
What a label switch controller is
How to provide CoS with Label Virtual Circuits
The chapter ends with an important note on how to keep the number of Label Virtual Circuits to a minimum.
ATM is a connection-oriented protocol that the ITU-T developed. It is connection-oriented ...