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Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet (RFC1268)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002086D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 13 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Y. Rekhter: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1268: DOI

Abstract

This document describes the usage of the BGP in the Internet. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group Y. Rekhter Request for Comments: 1268 T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corp. Obsoletes: RFC 1164 P. Gross ANS Editors October 1991

Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet

Status of this Memo

This protocol is being developed by the Border Gateway Protocol Working Group (BGP) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). This RFC specifies an IAB standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document, together with its companion document, "A Border Gateway Protocol (BGP-3)", define an inter-autonomous system routing protocol for the Internet. "A Border Gateway Protocol (BGP-3)" defines the BGP protocol specification, and this document describes the usage of the BGP in the Internet.

Information about the progress of BGP can be monitored and/or reported on the BGP mailing list (iwg@rice.edu).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................... 2 2. BGP Topological Model.......................................... 3 3. BGP in the Internet............................................ 4 4. Policy Making with BGP......................................... 5 5. Path Selection with BGP........................................ 6 6. Required set of supported routing policies..................... 8 7. Conclusion..................................................... 9 Appendix A. The Interaction of BGP and an IGP..................... 9 References........................................................ 12 Security Considerations........................................... 12 Authors’ Addresses................................................ 13

Acknowledgements

This document was original published as RFC 1164 in June 1990,

BGP Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1268 Application of BGP in the Internet October 1991

jointly authored by Jeffrey C. Honig (Cornell University), Dave Katz (MERIT), Matt Mathis (PSC), Yakov Rekhter (IBM), and Jessica Yu (MERIT).

The following also made key contributions to RFC 1164 -- Guy Almes (ANS, then at Rice University), Kirk Lougheed (cisco Systems), Hans- Werner Braun (SDSC, then at MERIT), and Sue Hares (MERIT).

This updated version of the document is the product of the IETF BGP Working Group with Phillip Gross (ANS) and Yakov Rekhter (IBM) as editors. John Moy (Proteon) contributed Section 6 "Recommended set of supported routing policies".

We also like to explicitly thank Bob Braden (ISI) for the review of this document as well as his constructive and valuable comments.

1. Introduction

This memo describes the use of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) [1] in the Internet environment. BGP is an inter-Autonomous System routing protocol. The network reachability information exchanged via BGP provides sufficient information...

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