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BGP OSPF Interaction (RFC1364)

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Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
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Document File: 14 page(s) / 18K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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K. Varadhan: AUTHOR

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10.17487/RFC1364: DOI

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Network Working Group K. Varadhan Request for Comments: 1364 OARnet September 1992

BGP OSPF Interaction

Status of this Memo

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 memo defines the various criteria to be used when designing Autonomous System Border Routers (ASBR) that will run BGP with other ASBRs external to the AS and OSPF as its IGP.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................. 2 2. Route Exchange ............................................... 2 2.1. Exporting OSPF routes into BGP ............................. 3 2.2. Importing BGP routes into OSPF ............................. 4 3. BGP Identifier and OSPF router ID ............................ 5 4. Setting OSPF tags, BGP ORIGIN and AS_PATH attributes ......... 5 4.1. Semantics of the characteristics bits ...................... 7 4.2. Configuration parameters for setting the OSPF tag .......... 8 4.3. Manually configured tags ................................... 9 4.4. Automatically generated tags ................................ 9 4.4.1. Routes with incomplete path information, pl = 0 ........... 9 4.4.2. Routes with incomplete path information, pl = 1 ........... 9 4.4.3. Routes with incomplete path information, pl >= 1 ..........10 4.4.4. Routes with complete path information, pl = 0 .............10 4.4.5. Routes with complete path information, pl = 1 .............11 4.4.6. Routes with complete path information, pl >= 1 ............11 4.5. Miscellaneous tag settings ..................................12 4.6. Summary of the TagType field setting ........................12 5. Setting OSPF Forwarding Address and BGP NEXT_HOP attribute ....12 6. Security Considerations .......................................13 7. Acknowledgements ..............................................13 8. Bibliography ..................................................14 9. Author’s Address ..............................................14

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RFC 1364 BGP OSPF Interaction September 1992

1. Introduction

This document defines the various criteria to be used when designing Autonomous System Border Routers (ASBR) that will run BGP [RFC1267] with other ASBRs external to the AS, and OSPF [RFC1247] as its IGP.

This document defines how the following fields in OSPF and attributes in BGP are to be set when interfacing between BGP and OSPF at an ASBR:

OSPF cost and type vs. BGP INTER-AS METRIC OSPF tag vs. BGP ORIGIN and AS_PATH OSPF Forwarding Address vs. BGP NEXT_HOP

For a more general treatise on routing and route exchange problems, please refer to [ROUTE-LEAKING] and [NEXT-HOP] by Philip Almquist.

This document uses the two terms "Autonomous System" and "Routing Domain". The definitions for...

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