Micro-flow label switching

  • US 7,012,919 B1
  • Filed: 12/08/2000
  • Issued: 03/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing an aggregate micro-flow, comprising the operations of:

  • defining a set of label switched paths;

    defining a micro-flow comprising a set of data packets, the micro-flow having a quality of service type;

    selecting a particular label switched path from the defined set of label switched paths based on the quality of service type of the micro-flow; and

    transmitting the micro-flow along the selected label switched path;

    the micro-flow having an associated forwarding equivalence class, the forwarding equivalence class defining additional transmission constraints for the micro-flow.

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