Browse Prior Art Database

Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet (RFC1268)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002086D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 11 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Y. Rekhter: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document, together with its companion document, "A Border Gateway Protocol (BGP-3)", define an inter-autonomous system routing protocol for the Internet. "A Border Gateway Protocol (BGP-3)" defines the BGP protocol specification, and this document describes the usage of the BGP in the Internet.

This text was extracted from a ASCII document.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 9% of the total text.

Network Working Group Y. Rekhter

Request for Comments: 1268 T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corp.

Obsoletes: RFC 1164 P. Gross

ANS

Editors

October 1991

Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet

Status of this Memo

This protocol is being developed by the Border Gateway Protocol

Working Group (BGP) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

This RFC specifies an IAB standards track protocol for the Internet

community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol

Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document, together with its companion document, "A Border

Gateway Protocol (BGP-3)", define an inter-autonomous system routing

protocol for the Internet. "A Border Gateway Protocol (BGP-3)"

defines the BGP protocol specification, and this document describes

the usage of the BGP in the Internet.

Information about the progress of BGP can be monitored and/or

reported on the BGP mailing list (iwg@rice.edu).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................... 2

2. BGP Topological Model.......................................... 3

3. BGP in the Internet............................................ 4

4. Policy Making with BGP......................................... 5

5. Path Selection with BGP........................................ 6

6. Required set of supported routing policies..................... 8

7. Conclusion..................................................... 9

Appendix A. The Interaction of BGP and an IGP..................... 9

References........................................................ 12

Security Considerations........................................... 12

Authors' Addresses................................................ 13

Acknowledgements

This document was original published as RFC 1164 in June 1990,

jointly authored by Jeffrey C. Honig (Cornell University), Dave Katz

(MERIT), Matt Mathis (PSC), Yakov Rekhter (IBM), and Jessica Yu

(MERIT).

The following also made key contributions to RFC 1164 -- Guy Almes

(ANS, then at Rice University), Kirk Lougheed (cisco Systems), Hans-

Werner Braun (SDSC, then at MERIT), and Sue Hares (MERIT).

...