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Goals and functional requirements for inter-autonomous system routing (RFC1126)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001936D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 21 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Little: AUTHOR

Abstract

The development of an inter-autonomous systems routing protocol proceeds from those goals and functions seen as both desirable and obtainable for the Internet environment. This document describes these goals and functional requirements. The goals and functional requirements addressed by this document are intended to provide a context within which an inter-autonomous system routing architecture can be developed which will meet both current and future Internet routing needs. The goals presented indicate properties and general capabilities desired of the Internet routing environment and what the inter-autonomous system routing architecture is to accomplish as a whole.

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Network Working Group M. Little

Request for Comments: 1126 SAIC

October 1989

Goals and Functional Requirements for

Inter-Autonomous System Routing

Status of this Memo

This document describes the functional requirements for a routing

protocol to be used between autonomous systems. This document is

intended as a necessary precursor to the design of a new inter-

autonomous system routing protocol and specifies requirements for the

Internet applicable for use with the current DoD IP, the ISO IP, and

future Internet Protocols. It is intended that these requirements

will form the basis for the future development of a new inter-

autonomous systems routing architecture and protocol. This document

is being circulated to the IETF and Internet community for comment.

Comments should be sent to: "open-rout-editor@bbn.com". This memo

does not specify a standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

1. Introduction

The development of an inter-autonomous systems routing protocol

proceeds from those goals and functions seen as both desirable and

obtainable for the Internet environment. This document describes

these goals and functional requirements. The goals and functional

requirements addressed by this document are intended to provide a

context within which an inter-autonomous system routing architecture

can be developed which will meet both current and future Internet

routing needs. The goals presented indicate properties and general

capabilities desired of the Internet routing environment and what the

inter-autonomous system routing architecture is to accomplish as a

whole.

The goals are followed by functional requirements, which address

either detailed objectives or specific functionality to be achieved

by the architecture and resulting protocol(s). These functional

requirements are enumerated for clarity and grouped so as to map

directly to areas of architectural consideration. This is followed

by a listing and description of general objectives, such as

robustness, which are applicable in a broad sense. Specific

functions which are not reasonably attainable or best left to future

efforts are identified as non-requirements.

The intent of this document is to provide both the goals and

functional requirements in a concise fashion. Supporting arguments,

tradeoff considerations and the like have been purposefully omitted

in support of this. An appendix has been included which addresses

this omission to a limited extent and the reader is directed there

for a more detailed discussion of the issues involved.

The goals and functional requirements contained in this document are

the result of work done by the members of the Open Routing Working

Group. It is our intention that these goals and requiremen...