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Use of BGP Large Communities (RFC8195)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250345D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jul-01
Document File: 30 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Snijders: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

BGP Large Communities [RFC8092] provide a mechanism to signal opaque information between and within Autonomous Systems (ASes). In very much the same way that [RFC1998] provides a concrete real-world application for BGP Communities [RFC1997], this document presents examples of how operators might utilize BGP Large Communities to achieve various goals. This document draws on the experience of operator communities such as the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) and the Netherlands Network Operator Group (NLNOG) .

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       J. Snijders Request for Comments: 8195                                    J. Heasley Category: Informational                                              NTT ISSN: 2070-1721                                               M. Schmidt                                                                  i3D.net                                                                June 2017

                       Use of BGP Large Communities

Abstract

   This document presents examples and inspiration for operator    application of BGP Large Communities.  Based on operational    experience with BGP Communities, this document suggests logical    categories of BGP Large Communities and demonstrates an orderly    manner of organizing community values within them to achieve typical    goals in routing policy.  Any operator can consider using the    concepts presented as the basis for their own BGP Large Communities    repertoire.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   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/rfc8195.

Snijders, et al.              Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8195              Use of BGP Large Communities             June 2017

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   1.  Introductio...