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Terminology for Benchmarking BGP Device Convergence in the Control Plane (RFC4098)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125503D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jun-04
Document File: 37 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Berkowitz: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This document establishes terminology to standardize the description of benchmarking methodology for measuring eBGP convergence in the control plane of a single BGP device. Future documents will address iBGP convergence, the initiation of forwarding based on converged control plane information and multiple interacting BGP devices. This terminology is applicable to both IPv4 and IPv6. Illustrative examples of each version are included where relevant.

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Network Working Group                                       H. Berkowitz
Request for Comments: 4098            Gett Communications & CCI Training
Category: Informational                                   E. Davies, Ed.
                                                        Folly Consulting
                                                                S. Hares
                                                    Nexthop Technologies
                                                         P. Krishnaswamy
                                                                    SAIC
                                                                 M. Lepp
                                                              Consultant
                                                               June 2005


          Terminology for Benchmarking BGP Device Convergence
                          in the Control Plane

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   This document establishes terminology to standardize the description
   of benchmarking methodology for measuring eBGP convergence in the
   control plane of a single BGP device.  Future documents will address
   iBGP convergence, the initiation of forwarding based on converged
   control plane information and multiple interacting BGP devices.  This
   terminology is applicable to both IPv4 and IPv6.  Illustrative
   examples of each version are included where relevant.


Berkowitz, et al.            Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4098            Terminology for Benchmarking BGP           June 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Overview and Road Map ......................................4
      1.2. Definition Format ..........................................5
   2. Components and Characteristics of Routing Information ...........5
      2.1. (Network) Prefix ...........................................5
      2.2. Network Prefix Length ......................................6
      2.3. Route .............................