Practical Request for BGP Specification and Implementation

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Authors Yasuhiro Ohara  , Kenichi Nagami  , Akira Kato 
Last updated 2008-07-06
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In 2007, a large scale incident have occurred multiple ISPs where a number of BGP sessions were disconnected. This happened because of the different implementation of BGP error handling. Therefore, it is necessary to classify the error processing of BGP to achieve stable operation of BGP, and to define it clearly. This document describes to clarify the classification of BGP error handlings.


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Kenichi Nagami (
Akira Kato (

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