BGP Flow Specification Version 2

The information below is for an old version of the document
Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Susan Hares 
Last updated 2016-12-27 (latest revision 2016-06-25)
Stream (None)
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized bibtex
Additional Resources
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


BGP flow specification version 1 (RFC5575) describes the distribution of traffic filter policy (traffic filters and actions) which are distributed via BGP to BGP peers. Three applications utilize this traffic filter policy: (1) mitigation of Denial of Service (DoS), (2) enabling of traffic filtering in BGP/MPLS VPNS, and (3)centralized traffic control for networks with SDN or NFV controllers. Application of centralized traffic utilizing BGP Flow Specification traffic filters may need user-ordered filters rather than RFC5575's strict ordering of filters and defined ordering of actions. This document proposes a new BGP Flow specification version 2 that supports user-order of filters and actions plus allowing more actions


Susan Hares (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)