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Multi-Threaded Routing Toolkit (MRT) Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Routing Information Export Format with Geo-Location Extensions (RFC6397)

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Original Publication Date: 2011-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Dec-04
Document File: 16 page(s) / 17K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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T. Manderson: AUTHOR

Abstract

Researchers and engineers often wish to analyze network behavior by studying routing protocol transactions and routing information base snapshots in relation to geographical topologies. Usually, the Border Gateway Protocol [RFC4271] is the subject of study, and the analysis can be significantly aided by the availability and extension of the "Multi-Threaded Routing Toolkit (MRT) Routing Information Export Format" [RFC6396]. The MRT format was originally defined in the MRT Programmer's Guide [MRT-GUIDE].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      T. Manderson Request for Comments: 6397                                         ICANN Category: Standards Track                                   October 2011 ISSN: 2070-1721

    Multi-Threaded Routing Toolkit (MRT) Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)      Routing Information Export Format with Geo-Location Extensions

Abstract

   This document updates the Multi-threaded Routing Toolkit (MRT) export    format for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing information by    extending it to include optional terrestrial coordinates of a BGP    collector and its BGP peers.

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/rfc6397.

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   Copyright (c) 2011 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.

Manderson                    Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6397             Geo-Location Extensions in MRT         October 2011

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

   2.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

   3.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

   4.  Geo-Location-Aware MRT Routing Information Subtype  . . . . . . 3

     4.1.  GEO_PEER_TABLE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     4.2.  GEO_PEER_TABLE and Peer Entry Values  . . . . . . . . . . . 5

   5.  BGP Collector Construction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

   6.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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