"Cisco MPLS-based VPNs" & BGP Stability

Danny McPherson danny at tcb.net
Tue Apr 17 17:28:06 UTC 2001

I thought this might be of interest to folks here, it looks
strikingly similar to draft-behringer-mpls-security-00.txt,
which has uni-directionally discussed on the IETF's PPVPN 
mailing list a while back.

I think a more pragmatic approach could have actually been 
useful, however, this would likely require a non-commissioned 
perspective.  IMO, things like "Hiding the Service Provider 
Core Network" aren't very practical.

I'd also like to get feedback on how folks see things like 
MPLS/BGP VPNs impacting Internet route table stability and 
convergence.  After all, simply because it's not necessarily 
envisioned (by some) to be deployed inter-domain, it does
make heavy use of BGP, which clearly impacts unicast stuff as 


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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 12:08:01 -0400
To: mpls-ops at mplsrc.com
From: Christopher Lewis <chrlewis at cisco.com>
Subject: Security on MPLS VPNs

The Mier group released a report that showed MPLS VPNs offer the same level 
of security that frame relay and ATM networks do. That report is available at

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