MPLS on 2600XM Series Routers

I had difficulty finding an IOS version that would run MPLS on my 2611XM routers with 96MB RAM and 32MB flash, so thought I’d post the version that I’ve had success with. The image that worked successfully was c2600-jk9o3s-mz.123-24.bin. The routers are connected together on Fa0/1 on each router. Fa0/0 goes up to an ESXI

BSR Hash Calculation

I couldn’t find much information on how the Bootstrap Router hash function is calculated. Most sources teach that the mask dictates how much of the group IP address is used in the hash calculation and that the RP IP address that returns the highest value from the BSR hash algorithm becomes the chosen RP for