R. Jain, "Quality of Service and Traffic Engineering using Multiprotocol Label Switching," ETRI, Korea, August 17, 1999.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is emerging as the most promising technology for quality of service, traffic engineering in IP networks. It combines the best features of other competing technologies.

This half-day seminar consists of four parts.

In the first part, Prof. Jain provides a brief overview of MPLS. The topics include routing vs switching, label stacks, Label distribution protocols, independent and ordered control.

In the second part, components of MPLS that make it suitable for traffic engineering are explained. Topics include traffic engineering objectives, traffic trunks, trunk attributes, constrained base label distribution, explicit routes, resouce class affinity, and traffic engineering extensions to OSPF and IS-IS.

In the third part, results of a simulation analysis of traffic engineering aspects of MPLS are presented. The analysis was done at Ohio State University.

In the fourth part, other competing approaches for quality of service are briefly explained including ATM, integrated services, differentiated services, IEEE 802.1D. The emphasis is on their strengths and weeknesses and how MPLS handles those issues.

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