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A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4) (RFC1771)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004023D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Y. Rekhter: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document, together with its companion document, "Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet", define an inter- autonomous system routing protocol for the Internet.

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Network Working Group Y. Rekhter

Request for Comments: 1771 T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corp.

Obsoletes: 1654 T. Li

Category: Standards Track cisco Systems

Editors

March 1995

A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)

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, "Application of

the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet", define an inter-

autonomous system routing protocol for the Internet.

1. Acknowledgements

This document was originally published as RFC 1267 in October 1991,

jointly authored by Kirk Lougheed (cisco Systems) and Yakov Rekhter

(IBM).

We would like to express our thanks to Guy Almes (ANS), Len Bosack

(cisco Systems), and Jeffrey C. Honig (Cornell University) for their

contributions to the earlier version of this document.

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

earlier version of this document as well as his constructive and

valuable comments.

We would also like to thank Bob Hinden, Director for Routing of the

Internet Engineering Steering Group, and the team of reviewers he

assembled to review the previous version (BGP-2) of this document.

This team, consisting of Deborah Estrin, Milo Medin, John Moy, Radia

Perlman, Martha Steenstrup, Mike St. Johns, and Paul Tsuchiya, acted

with a strong combination of toughness, professionalism, and

courtesy.

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

Working Group with Yakov Rekhter and Tony Li as editors. Certain

sections of the document borrowed heavily from IDRP [7], which is the

OSI counterpart of BGP. For this credit should be given to the ANSI

X3S3.3 group chaired by Lyman Chapin (BBN) and to Charles Kunzinger

(IBM Corp.) who was the IDRP editor within that group. We would also

like to thank Mike Craren (Proteon, Inc.), Dimitry Haskin (Bay

Networks, Inc.), John Krawczyk (Bay Networks, Inc.), and Paul Traina

(cisco Systems) for their insightful comments.

We would like to specially acknowledge numerous contributions by

Dennis Ferguson (MCI).

The work of Yakov Rekhter was supported in part by the National

Science Foundation under Grant Number NCR-9219216.

2. Introduction

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is an inter-Autonomous System

routing protocol. It is built on experience gained with EGP as

defined in RFC 904 [1] and EGP usag...