BIRD - Config Support for RFC 3107 - Carrying Label Information in BGP

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at
Wed May 23 21:06:31 CEST 2018

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 06:02:30PM +0000, LAKSHMANAN, THIRUVAZHIYA wrote:
> In the BIRD 2.0 user guide, I see the support for RFC 3107 - Carrying
> Label information in BGP. We want to configure a VM with BIRD agent
> working like a PE for adding MPLS labels for IPv4 and IPv6 unicast
> routes. Do we have this configuration supported now, and can I get any
> sample working configuration for this please.


Unfortunately BIRD support for MPLS is currently limited. Can be used as
a BGP route reflector, or can configure static MPLS routes (with static
labels) and announce them. But no automatic route labeling.

For example, see this config:
(although static routes there are VPN routes, it is analogous).

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

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