MikroTik RouterOS Introduction to MPLS

Q: Why haven’t you
heard about MPLS before?

A: Probably because of the
availability and/or price range


Q: Why should you care
about MPLS now?

A: Probably because of the
availability and/or price range…

MPLS

  • MPLS stands for Multi Protocol Label Switching
  • MPLS is a packet forwarding method based on labels attached to the packet and a label forwarding table with minimal lookup overhead
  • With MPLS the packet forwarding decision is no longer based on IP header and routing table
  • Efficiency of forwarding process is the main benefit of MPLS

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