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Hierarchy Level


Configure the router to signal the capability to pop the flow label in the receive direction to the remote provider edge (PE) router.

The flow-aware transport of pseudowires (FAT) flow labels enable load-balancing of MPLS packets across equal-cost multipath (ECMP) paths or link aggregation groups (LAGs) without the need for deep packet inspection of the payload. FAT flow labels can be used for LDP-signaled forwarding equivalence class (FEC 128 and FEC 129) pseudowires for virtual private LAN service (VPLS) and virtual private wire service (VPWS) networks.

  • Starting with Junos OS Release 16.1, flow-label-receive statement is supported for BGP L2VPN and BGP VPLS.

  • The flow-label-receive statement is not supported in OAM CFM session over Layer 2 circuit.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

routing-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.1.