Extended BGP Administrative Shutdown Communication

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Authors Job Snijders  , Jakob Heitz  , John Scudder  , Alexander Azimov 
Last updated 2018-11-05 (latest revision 2018-04-30)
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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 and obsoletes RFC 8203 by defining an Extended BGP Administrative Shutdown Communication to improve communication using multibyte character sets.


Job Snijders (job@ntt.net)
Jakob Heitz (jheitz@cisco.com)
John Scudder (jgs@juniper.net)
Alexander Azimov (aa@qrator.net)

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