BGP Logical Link Discovery Protocol (LLDP) Peer Discovery

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Authors Acee Lindem  , Keyur Patel  , Shawn Zandi  , Jeffrey Haas  , Xiaohu Xu 
Last updated 2020-05-23 (latest revision 2019-11-20)
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Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) or IEEE Std 802.1AB is implemented in networking equipment from many vendors. It is natural for IETF protocols to avail this protocol for simple discovery tasks. This document describes how BGP would use LLDP to discover directly connected and 2-hop peers when peering is based on loopback addresses.


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