Label Distribution Protocol Configuration

This section gives you a basic understanding of how to configure LDP. The assumption is made that you already know how to configure the IGP routing protocols. Various aspects of configuring MPLS TE are dealt with in the remaining chapters of this book.

Configuration tasks for LDP include the following:

  • Configuring CEF

  • Configuring MPLS forwarding globally

  • Interface-level configuration

Consider the service provider network shown in Figure 2-31. The goal here is to have an MPLS-enabled core. This section goes over the configuration of a core router 12008a to enable MPLS and thus act as an LSR. In order to enable MPLS in the entire network, you of course must enable CEF, MPLS forwarding globally, and MPLS forwarding ...

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