Label Distribution Protocol
ldpd is the Label Distribution Protocol
(LDP) daemon, which distributes MPLS label mappings between routers.
ldpd can be controlled with the
The options are as follows:
- Define macro to be set to value on the command line. Overrides the definition of macro in the configuration file.
- Do not daemonize. If this option is specified,
ldpdwill run in the foreground and log to stderr.
- Specify an alternative configuration file.
- Configtest mode. Only check the configuration file for validity.
- Produce more verbose output.
- UNIX-domain socket used for communication with ldpctl(8).
mpe(4), ldpd.conf(5), ldpctl(8), rc.conf(8)
E. Rosen, A. Viswanathan, and R. Callon, Multiprotocol Label Switching Architecture, RFC 3031, January 2001.
S. Bryant, G. Swallow, L. Martini, and D. McPherson, Pseudowire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3) Control Word for Use over an MPLS PSN, RFC 4385, February 2006.
L. Martini, E. Rosen, N. El-Aawar, T. Smith, and G. Heron, Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance Using the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), RFC 4447, April 2006.
M. Lasserre and V. Kompella, Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) Signaling, RFC 4762, January 2007.
L. Andersson, I. Minei, and B. Thomas, LDP Specification, RFC 5036, October 2007.
C. Pignataro and R. Asati, The Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM) for the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), RFC 6720, August 2012.
R. Asati, C. Pignataro, K. Raza, V. Manral, and R. Papneja, Updates to LDP for IPv6, RFC 7552, June 2015.
ldpd program first appeared in