Use of BGP Large Communities (RFC8195)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jul-01
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
J. Snijders: AUTHOR [+2]
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)
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
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.
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RFC 8195 Use of BGP Large Communities June 2017
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