BGP Community Container Attribute

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Authors Robert Raszuk  , Jeffrey Haas  , Andrew Lange , Bruno Decraene  , Shane Amante  , Paul Jakma 
Last updated 2019-01-03 (latest revision 2018-07-02)
Replaces draft-raszuk-wide-bgp-communities
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Route tagging plays an important role in external BGP [RFC4271] relations, in communicating various routing policies between peers. It is also a very common best practice among operators to propagate various additional information about routes intra-domain. The most common tool used today to attach various information about routes is through the use of BGP communities [RFC1997]. This document defines a new encoding which will enhance and simplify what can be accomplished today with the use of BGP communities. The most important addition this specification makes over currently defined BGP communities is the ability to specify, carry as well as use for execution an operator's defined set of parameters. It also provides an extensible platform for any new community encoding needs in the future.


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