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Preferred encapsulation for MPLS IPVPN

Posted on 2008-11-07
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I am ordering a MPLS network and one of the questionaire questions is What is your preferred encapsulation.

The choices are:
PPP
MLPPP
HDLC
Ethernet
Frame

I am accustomed to PPP for internet T1s, but have never really been asked my preference.  These will be just T1s.

The other question is preferred routing protocol: Static, OSPF, BGP, RIP.  Can someone advise and perhaps tell of the pros and cons.

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Depends on the telco. For example, at&t almost always uses frame-relay local encapsulation and BGP routing. With T1 you can only choose from PPP, HDLC or Frame. There really is no considerable difference between them.
Most every MPLS implementation I have participated in uses BGP or static routing. BGP is simplest, IMHO.
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