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A Dedicated Routing Policy Specification Language Interface Identifier for Operational Testing (RFC5943)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198752D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-14
Document File: 8 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Haberman: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The deployment of new IP connectivity typically results in intermittent reachability for numerous reasons that are outside the scope of this document. In order to aid in the debugging of these persistent problems, this document proposes the creation of a new Routing Policy Specification Language attribute [RFC4012] that allows a network to advertise an IP address that is reachable and can be used as a target for diagnostic tests (e.g., pings).

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  B. Haberman, Ed. Request for Comments: 5943                                       JHU APL Category: Standards Track                                    August 2010 ISSN: 2070-1721

  A Dedicated Routing Policy Specification Language Interface Identifier                         for Operational Testing

Abstract

   The deployment of new IP connectivity typically results in    intermittent reachability for numerous reasons that are outside the    scope of this document.  In order to aid in the debugging of these    persistent problems, this document proposes the creation of a new    Routing Policy Specification Language attribute that allows a network    to advertise an IP address that is reachable and can be used as a    target for diagnostic tests (e.g., pings).

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5943.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2010 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

 Haberman                     Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 5943                 RPSL Pingable Attribute             August 2010

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2    2.  RPSL Extension for Diagnostic Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2    3.  Using the RPSL Pingable Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3    4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3    5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4    6.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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