Deprecation of BGP Entropy Label Capability Attribute

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors John Scudder  , Kireeti Kompella 
Last updated 2014-06-20 (latest revision 2014-06-18)
Replaced by RFC 7447
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RFC 6790 defines the BGP Entropy Label Capability attribute. Regrettably, it has a bug: although RFC 6790 mandates that Entropy Label-incapable routers must remove the attribute, in practice this requirement can't be guaranteed to be fulfilled. This specification deprecates the attribute. A forthcoming document will propose a replacement.


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Kireeti Kompella (

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