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for label switching
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
A routing technique that uses information from
existing IP routing protocols to identify IP datagrams
with labels and forwards them to a modified switch or
router, which then uses the labels to switch the datagrams
through the network.
Label switching combines the best attributes of data link
layer (layer two) switching (as in ATM and Frame Relay)
with the best attributes of network layer (layer three)
routing (as in IP).
Prior to the formation of the MPLS Working Group in 1997, a
number of vendors had announced and/or implemented proprietary
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