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BGP Administrative Shutdown Communication (RFC8203) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250504D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jul-26
Document File: 12 page(s) / 13K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Snijders: AUTHOR [+2]


It can be troublesome for an operator to correlate a BGP-4 [RFC4271] session teardown in the network with a notice that was transmitted via offline methods such as email or telephone calls. This document updates [RFC4486] by specifying a mechanism to transmit a short freeform UTF-8 [RFC3629] message as part of a Cease NOTIFICATION message [RFC4271] to inform the peer why the BGP session is being shutdown or reset.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       J. Snijders Request for Comments: 8203                                           NTT Updates: 4486                                                   J. Heitz Category: Standards Track                                          Cisco ISSN: 2070-1721                                               J. Scudder                                                                  Juniper                                                                July 2017

                BGP Administrative Shutdown Communication


   This document enhances the BGP Cease NOTIFICATION message    "Administrative Shutdown" and "Administrative Reset" subcodes for    operators to transmit a short freeform message to describe why a BGP    session was shutdown or reset.  This document updates RFC 4486.

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   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 7841.

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Snijders, et al.             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 8203                      BGP Shutdown                     July 2017

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2      1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2    2.  Shutdown Communication  . . . . . . . . . . . . ....