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Cisco's Express Forwarding (CEF) technology is a layer 2 switching technology designed for enterprise IP networks. CEF includes Cisco NetFlow Switching technology and was part of Cisco's Tag Switching architecture, which were merged with the IETF's MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) efforts. See "MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)."

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