IANA Registries for BGP Extended Communities

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Authors Eric Rosen  , Yakov Rekhter 
Last updated 2013-12-01 (latest revision 2013-05-30)
Replaced by RFC 7153
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This document reorganizes the IANA Registries for the type values and sub-type values of BGP Extended Communities attribute and the BGP IPv6-Address-Specific Extended Communities attribute. This is done in order to remove inter-dependencies among the registries, thus making it easier for IANA to determine which codepoints are available for assignment in which registries. This document also clarifies the information that must be provided to IANA when requesting an allocation from one or more of these registries. These changes are compatible with the existing allocations, and thus do not affect protocol implementations. The changes will however impact the "IANA Considerations" sections of future protocol specifications. This document updates RFCs 4360 and 5701.


Eric Rosen (erosen@cisco.com)
Yakov Rekhter (yakov@juniper.net)

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