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Re: Label Set and Suggested Label
> In the GMPLS drafts, it is mentioned that the use of label set
> is in the following cases :
> a) End equipment is only capable of transmitting and
> receiving on a small set of wavelengths.
> b) There are sequence of interfaces which can't support
> wavelength conversion.
> c) It is desireable to limit the amount of wavelength
> conversion to reduce the distortion on the optical
> d) Two ends of a link support different sets of wavelengths.
> All the above four points are valid only in case LSP encoding type is
> lambda. Does this mean if a label set is received in cases where LSP
> encoding type is other than Lambda, it should be ignored or considered
> protocol error ?
I am not sure whether it is the intention of GMPLS authors to list
all possible scenerios under which a label set is used. There are
other scenerios under which label set can be used. In TDM, for example,
one may want to use same time slot (for BLSRs) assigned along the
entire BLSR segment. In such a scenerio, BLSR headend lists all available
labels and forwards the PATH message. Each node in BLSR knows what
label to use when it receives a RESV message.
There may be other reasons too. In anycase, you should not consider
that to be a protocol error.
> What about the suggested Label ? Is it also defined to take care of
> specific LSP encoding type ?
> Please Clarify.
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