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IANA Registries for BGP Extended Communities (RFC7153)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235636D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Mar-15
Document File: 32 page(s) / 31K

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E. Rosen: AUTHOR [+2]


RFC 4360 [RFC4360] defines the BGP "Extended Communities" (EC) attribute. This attribute consists of a sequence of eight-octet "extended communities". The high-order octet is defined to be the "Type" field. Each Type has a range of values for "Transitive Extended Community Types" and a range of values for "Non-transitive Extended Community Types". Some of these ranges are further subdivided into a sub-range of values to be assigned by IANA under the "Standards Action" policy, a sub-range of values to be assigned

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          E. Rosen Request for Comments: 7153                           Cisco Systems, Inc. Updates: 4360, 5701                                           Y. Rekhter Category: Standards Track                         Juniper Networks, Inc. ISSN: 2070-1721                                               March 2014

               IANA Registries for BGP Extended Communities


   This document reorganizes the IANA registries for the type values and    sub-type values of the BGP Extended Communities attribute and the BGP    IPv6-Address-Specific Extended Communities attribute.  This is done    in order to remove interdependencies among the registries, thus    making it easier for IANA to determine which codepoints are available    for assignment in which registries.  This document also clarifies the    information that must be provided to IANA when requesting an    allocation from one or more of these registries.  These changes are    compatible with the existing allocations and thus do not affect    protocol implementations.  The changes will, however, impact the    "IANA Considerations" sections of future protocol specifications.    This document updates RFC 4360 and RFC 5701.

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/rfc7153.

 Rosen & Rekhter              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7153               IANA Registries for BGP ECs            March 2014

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