Dismiss
IP.com applications will be updated on Sunday, March 5, from 11 am to 2 pm ET, to add new functionality and content. You may experience brief service interruptions during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Browse Prior Art Database

Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL) (RFC2280)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002842D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Alaettinoglu: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

This memo is the reference document for the Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL). RPSL allows a network operator to be able to specify routing policies at various levels in the Internet hierarchy; for example at the Autonomous System (AS) level. At the same time, policies can be specified with sufficient detail in RPSL so that low level router configurations can be generated from them. RPSL is extensible; new routing protocols and new protocol features can be introduced at any time.

This text was extracted from a ASCII Text document.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 3% of the total text.

Network Working Group C. Alaettinoglu

Request for Comments: 2280 USC/Information Sciences Institute

Category: Standards Track T. Bates

Cisco Systems

E. Gerich

At Home Network

D. Karrenberg

RIPE

D. Meyer

University of Oregon

M. Terpstra

Bay Networks

C. Villamizar

ANS

January 1998

Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL)

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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2

2 RPSL Names, Reserved Words, and Representation 3

3 Contact Information 6

3.1 mntner Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.2 person Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

3.3 role Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4 route Class 10

5 Set Classes 12

5.1 route-set Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

5.2 as-set Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

5.3 Predefined Set Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

5.4 Hierarchical Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

6 aut-num Class 16

6.1 import Attribute: Import Policy Specification . . . . . . 16

6.1.1 Peering Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

6.1.2 Action Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

6.1.3 Filter Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

6.1.4 Example Policy Expressions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

6.2 export Attribute: Export Policy Specification . . . . . . 24

6.3 Other Routing Pro...