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Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet (RFC1655)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002491D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 16 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Y. Rekhter: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document, together with its companion document, "A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)", define an inter-autonomous system routing protocol for the Internet. "A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)" defines the BGP protocol specification, and this document describes the usage of the BGP in the Internet.

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Network Working Group Y. Rekhter

Request for Comments: 1655 T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corp.

Obsoletes: 1268 P. Gross

Category: Standards Track MCI

Editors

July 1994

Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) 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 4 (BGP-4)", define an inter-autonomous system

routing protocol for the Internet. "A Border Gateway Protocol 4

(BGP-4)" 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 (bgp@ans.net).

Acknowledgements

This document was originally 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).

We like to explicitly thank Bob Braden (ISI) for the review of the

previous version of this document.

This updated version of the document is the product of the IETF BGP

Working Group with Phill Gross (MCI) and Yakov Rekhter (IBM) as

editors.

John Moy (Proteon) contributed Section 7 "Required set of supported

routing policies".

Scott Brim (Cornell University) contributed the basis for Section 8

"Interaction with other exterior routing protocols".

Most of the text in Section 9 was contributed by Gerry Meyer

(Spider).

Parts of the Introduction were taken almost verbatim from [3].

We would like to acknowledge Dan Long (NEARNET) and Tony Li (cisco

Systems) for their review and comments on the current version of the

document.

1. Introduction

This memo describes the use of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) [1]

in the Internet environment. BGP is an inter-Autonomou...