A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)
RFC 4271

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Document history

Date Rev. By Action
2018-12-20
26 (System)
Received changes through RFC Editor sync (changed abstract to 'This document discusses the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is an inter-Autonomous System routing protocol.

The ...
2015-10-14
26 (System) Notify list changed from shares@nexthop.com, yakov@juniper.net to shares@nexthop.com
2012-08-22
26 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Thomas Narten
2012-08-22
26 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Bert Wijnen
2012-08-22
26 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Margaret Wasserman
2012-08-22
26 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Harald Alvestrand
2012-08-22
26 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Russ Housley
2006-01-17
26 (System) This was part of a ballot set with: draft-iesg-tcpmd5app, draft-ietf-idr-bgp-analysis, draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation, draft-ietf-idr-bgp-mibagent-survey, draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln, draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-experience-protocol, draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib
2006-01-17
26 Amy Vezza [Note]: 'RFC 4271' added by Amy Vezza
2006-01-17
26 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Published from RFC Ed Queue by Amy Vezza
2006-01-13
26 (System) RFC published
2005-08-08
26 Bill Fenner
From: Yakov Rekhter <yakov@juniper.net>
Subject: mistake in the IANA Consideration Section of BGP spec
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 07:34:44 -0700
To: iana@ietf.org, RFC Editor ...
2005-04-18
26 (System) IANA Action state changed to Waiting on RFC Editor
2005-01-31
26 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Ed Queue from Approved-announcement sent by Amy Vezza
2005-01-31
26 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to Approved-announcement sent
2005-01-31
26 Amy Vezza IESG has approved the document
2005-01-31
26 Amy Vezza Closed "Approve" ballot
2005-01-28
26 Alex Zinin State Changes to Approved-announcement to be sent from Approved-announcement to be sent::Point Raised - writeup needed by Alex Zinin
2005-01-28
26 Alex Zinin The package is ready to go.
2005-01-28
26 Alex Zinin Note field has been cleared by Alex Zinin
2004-12-03
26 (System) Removed from agenda for telechat - 2004-12-02
2004-12-02
26 Amy Vezza State Changes to Approved-announcement to be sent::Point Raised - writeup needed from IESG Evaluation by Amy Vezza
2004-12-02
26 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot comment]
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draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01.txt
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Section 1 speaks about:
    Section 1.3 provides the quick survey results on inter-operability.
    Section 1.4 provides ...
2004-12-02
26 Michelle Cotton
IANA Comments: IANA Actions OK. 
1 renaming of an existing registry
2 new registries
3 new subcode registries

Note:
  The BGP UPDATE messages may carry ...
2004-12-02
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 and -02 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 and -26 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 ...
2004-12-02
26 Harald Alvestrand
Reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
His review:

Summary: About ready for DS, but my point on Appendix E looks like a
small bug, and there ...
2004-12-02
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 and -02 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 and -26 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 ...
2004-12-01
26 Margaret Cullen [Ballot Position Update] Position for Margaret Wasserman has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Margaret Wasserman
2004-12-01
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 and -02 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by ...
2004-12-01
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 and -02 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by ...
2004-12-01
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by Kent Crispin, ...
2004-12-01
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by Kent Crispin, ...
2004-11-29
26 Thomas Narten [Ballot Position Update] Position for Thomas Narten has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Thomas Narten
2004-11-28
26 Margaret Cullen
[Ballot discuss]
The tracker indicates that BGP-4 is being recycled at DS and the BGP-4
MIB is being recycled at PS.  If this is true, ...
2004-11-28
26 Margaret Cullen
[Ballot discuss]
The tracker indicates that BGP-4 is being recycled at DS and the BGP-4
MIB is being recycled at PS.  If this is true, ...
2004-11-28
26 Margaret Cullen
[Ballot discuss]
The tracker indicates that BGP-4 is being recycled at DS and the BGP-4
MIB is being recycled at PS.  If this is true, ...
2004-11-28
26 Margaret Cullen [Ballot Position Update] Position for Margaret Wasserman has been changed to Discuss from No Objection by Margaret Wasserman
2004-11-23
26 Bert Wijnen [Ballot Position Update] Position for Bert Wijnen has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Bert Wijnen
2004-11-23
26 Sam Hartman [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Sam Hartman by Sam Hartman
2004-11-23
26 Alex Zinin State Changes to IESG Evaluation from IESG Evaluation::AD Followup by Alex Zinin
2004-11-23
26 Alex Zinin Placed on agenda for telechat - 2004-12-02 by Alex Zinin
2004-11-23
26 Alex Zinin [Note]: 'Back on the agenda to resolve remaining DISCUSS''es' added by Alex Zinin
2004-10-22
26 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-26.txt
2004-09-16
26 Russ Housley [Ballot Position Update] Position for Russ Housley has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Russ Housley
2004-09-13
26 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2004-09-13
25 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-25.txt
2004-07-22
26 Amy Vezza State Changes to IESG Evaluation::Revised ID Needed from IESG Evaluation by Amy Vezza
2004-07-22
26 Amy Vezza [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Allison Mankin by Amy Vezza
2004-07-22
26 Thomas Narten [Ballot discuss]
IANA considerations could be better; IANA wants clear instructions on what it is supposed to do.
2004-07-22
26 Thomas Narten [Ballot Position Update] Position for Thomas Narten has been changed to Discuss from No Objection by Thomas Narten
2004-07-22
26 Russ Housley [Ballot discuss]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24:

  The header and the abstract need to indicate the RFC (or RFCs) that are
  obsoleted by publication of this document.
2004-07-22
26 Russ Housley [Ballot discuss]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24:

  The header and the abstract need to indicate the RFC (or RFCs) that are
  obsoleted by publication of this document.
2004-07-22
26 Thomas Narten [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Thomas Narten by Thomas Narten
2004-07-22
26 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot discuss]
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draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01.txt
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This limitation seem inappropriate.

    This document may not be modified, and derivative works of it may
    ...
2004-07-22
26 Bill Fenner [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for Bill Fenner by Bill Fenner
2004-07-22
26 Jon Peterson [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Jon Peterson by Jon Peterson
2004-07-22
26 Steven Bellovin
[Ballot discuss]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4
        9.1.2.1: what is the "longest route"?  The longest prefix?  The longest AS path?

draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln
        ...
2004-07-22
26 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot comment]
-------
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01.txt
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Section 1 speaks about:
    Section 1.3 provides the quick survey results on inter-operability.
    Section 1.4 provides ...
2004-07-22
26 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot comment]
-------
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01.txt
-------
Section 1 speaks about:
    Section 1.3 provides the quick survey results on inter-operability.
    Section 1.4 provides ...
2004-07-22
26 Russ Housley
[Ballot discuss]
draft-idr-bgp-implementation-01:

  Why isn't this posted at http://www.ietf.org/IESG/implementation.html?

  draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24:

  The header and the abstract need to indicate the RFC (or RFCs) ...
2004-07-22
26 Russ Housley
[Ballot discuss]
draft-idr-bgp-implementation-01:

  Why isn't this posted at http://www.ietf.org/IESG/implementation.html?

  draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24:

  The header and the abstract need to indicate the RFC (or RFCs) ...
2004-07-22
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by Kent Crispin, ...
2004-07-22
26 Margaret Cullen [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Margaret Wasserman by Margaret Wasserman
2004-07-21
26 Steven Bellovin
[Ballot comment]
draft-iesg-tcpmd5app
        recuse

Several of the documents have their own security analysis, instead of referring to draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln.  Perhaps the information ...
2004-07-21
26 Steven Bellovin
[Ballot discuss]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4
        9.1.2.1: what is the "longest route"?  The longest prefix?  The longest AS path?

draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln
        ...
2004-07-21
26 Steven Bellovin [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded for Steve Bellovin by Steve Bellovin
2004-07-21
26 David Kessens [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for David Kessens by David Kessens
2004-07-21
26 Russ Housley
[Ballot comment]
draft-idr-bgp-implementation-01:

  The abstract and the introduction state that the the editors make no claim
  as to the accuracy of the information ...
2004-07-21
26 Russ Housley
[Ballot discuss]
draft-idr-bgp-implementation-01:

  Why isn't this posted at http://www.ietf.org/IESG/implementation.html?

  Questions 212 and 213 raise a potential concern.
  >
  > Question 212 ...
2004-07-21
26 Russ Housley [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded for Russ Housley by Russ Housley
2004-07-21
26 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot discuss]
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draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14.txt
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1. I do not think you can state (page 25):
        -- { bgp 7 } is ...
2004-07-21
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by Kent Crispin, ...
2004-07-21
26 Harald Alvestrand [Ballot Position Update] Position for Harald Alvestrand has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Harald Alvestrand
2004-07-21
26 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot discuss]
-------
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14.txt
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1. I do not think you can state (page 25):
        -- { bgp 7 } is ...
2004-07-21
26 Bert Wijnen [Ballot Position Update] Position for Bert Wijnen has been changed to Discuss from Undefined by Bert Wijnen
2004-07-21
26 Bert Wijnen [Ballot Position Update] New position, Undefined, has been recorded for Bert Wijnen by Bert Wijnen
2004-07-21
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24 reviewed by Brian Carpenter, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by Kent Crispin, ...
2004-07-21
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot discuss]
Problem identified by Michael Patton:
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib claims to fix problems with the RFC 1657 MIB.
draft-ietf-bgp-mibagent-survey is somewhat inconsistent, but seems to claim ...
2004-07-21
26 Harald Alvestrand [Ballot Position Update] Position for Harald Alvestrand has been changed to Discuss from Undefined by Harald Alvestrand
2004-07-21
26 Harald Alvestrand
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-14 reviewed by John Loughney, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by Kent Crispin, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-mibagent-survey-01 reviewed by Michael Patton, ...
2004-07-21
26 Harald Alvestrand [Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-01 reviewed by Mary Barnes, Gen-ART
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-vuln-00 reviewed by Kent Crispin, Gen-ART
draft-iesg-tcpmd5app-00 reviewed by Spencer Dawkins, Gen-ART
2004-07-20
26 Ted Hardie [Ballot Position Update] Position for Ted Hardie has been changed to No Objection from Undefined by Ted Hardie
2004-07-20
26 Ted Hardie
[Ballot comment]
In draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24.txt, an informative reference to RFC1930 seems likely to be
useful, especially since that reserves specific ASNs as private use.

The abstract ...
2004-07-20
26 Ted Hardie [Ballot Position Update] New position, Undefined, has been recorded for Ted Hardie by Ted Hardie
2004-07-20
26 Harald Alvestrand [Ballot comment]
draft-iesg-tcpmd5app-00 reviewed by Spencer Dawkins, Gen-ART
2004-07-20
26 Harald Alvestrand [Ballot Position Update] New position, Undefined, has been recorded for Harald Alvestrand by Harald Alvestrand
2004-07-15
26 Scott Hollenbeck [Ballot Position Update] Position for Scott Hollenbeck has been changed to No Objection from Undefined by Scott Hollenbeck
2004-07-15
26 Scott Hollenbeck
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-mibagent-survey:
The Security Considerations should be something more detailed than "This document does not address any security issues".  If anything, those words are ...
2004-07-15
26 Scott Hollenbeck [Ballot Position Update] New position, Undefined, has been recorded for Scott Hollenbeck by Scott Hollenbeck
2004-07-15
26 Alex Zinin
[Ballot comment]
Some comments that should be addressed when the documents are revised.

draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-experience-protocol:

From my previous review:

>  I'm generally quite happy with this ...
2004-07-15
26 Alex Zinin [Ballot Position Update] Position for Alex Zinin has been changed to Yes from Undefined by Alex Zinin
2004-07-15
26 Alex Zinin [Ballot Position Update] Position for Alex Zinin has been changed to Undefined from Yes by Alex Zinin
2004-07-15
26 Alex Zinin State Changes to IESG Evaluation from Waiting for AD Go-Ahead::AD Followup by Alex Zinin
2004-07-15
26 Alex Zinin Placed on agenda for telechat - 2004-07-22 by Alex Zinin
2004-07-15
26 Alex Zinin [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for Alex Zinin
2004-07-15
26 Alex Zinin Ballot has been issued by Alex Zinin
2004-07-15
26 Alex Zinin Created "Approve" ballot
2004-06-17
26 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2004-06-17
24 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-24.txt
2004-04-16
26 Alex Zinin State Changes to Waiting for AD Go-Ahead::Revised ID Needed from Waiting for Writeup by Alex Zinin
2004-04-16
26 Alex Zinin Revisions neede for the drafts with AD-review and the protocol spec.
2004-04-16
26 Alex Zinin
AD-review comments on draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-experience-protocol-03.txt:

I'm generally quite happy with this document. The only comment I had was about
the way the 2119 requirements language is ...
2004-04-16
26 Alex Zinin
AD-review comments on draft-ietf-idr-bgp-implementation-00.txt:

Several comments inline below.

> 1.1 General
>   
>    This draft of BGP-4 attempts to bring BGP standard as ...
2004-04-16
26 Alex Zinin
AD-review comments on draft-ietf-idr-bgp-analysis-04.txt:

I have some technical comments regarding periods of stability and instability in
the Internet, BGP steady state, and the security considerations, ...
2004-04-13
26 (System) State has been changed to Waiting for Writeup from In Last Call by system
2004-03-16
26 Amy Vezza Last call sent
2004-03-16
26 Amy Vezza State Changes to In Last Call from Last Call Requested by Amy Vezza
2004-03-16
26 Alex Zinin Last Call was requested by Alex Zinin
2004-03-16
26 Alex Zinin State Changes to Last Call Requested from AD Evaluation::Revised ID Needed by Alex Zinin
2004-03-16
26 (System) Ballot writeup text was added
2004-03-16
26 (System) Last call text was added
2004-03-16
26 (System) Ballot approval text was added
2004-03-16
26 Alex Zinin Package is ready for the IETF LC.
2004-03-16
26 Alex Zinin State Change Notice email list have been change to shares@nexthop.com, yakov@juniper.net from
2003-12-02
23 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-23.txt
2003-10-22
22 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-22.txt
2003-09-29
21 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-21.txt
2003-07-02
20 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-20.txt
2003-05-22
26 Alex Zinin waiting for a new rev addressing AD-review and rtg-dir comments.
2003-05-22
26 Alex Zinin State Changes to AD Evaluation  :: Revised ID Needed from AD Evaluation by Zinin, Alex
2003-05-22
26 Alex Zinin
comments from a rtg-dir member (Russ):

Abstract:

This information is sufficeint to construct a graph of the AS connectivity
from which routing loops may be ...
2003-05-05
26 Alex Zinin
AD-review comments:

Some nits:
- run it by a spelling checker, please
- disable hyphenation if possible
- include boilerplates for IPR notice, Copyright notice ...
2003-04-01
26 Alex Zinin Chairs said -20 should be ready for review
2003-04-01
26 Alex Zinin State Changes to AD Evaluation from AD is watching by Zinin, Alex
2003-03-11
26 Alex Zinin the chairs say it should be ready for review though the whole package has not yet been submitted
2003-03-05
26 Bill Fenner I added this once already, but it disappeared.
The Intended Status is still set, but nothing else.
2003-03-05
26 Bill Fenner Has passed WG Last Call, ADs to start review before the whole package gets submitted.
2003-03-05
26 Bill Fenner Draft Added by Fenner, Bill
2003-03-05
19 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-19.txt
2002-11-04
18 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-18.txt
2002-01-08
17 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-17.txt
2001-11-29
16 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-16.txt
2001-10-30
15 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-15.txt
2001-10-12
14 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-14.txt
2001-09-20
13 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-13.txt
2001-01-10
12 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-12.txt
2000-05-01
10 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-10.txt
1999-09-01
09 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-09.txt
1998-08-14
08 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-08.txt
1998-04-07
07 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-07.txt
1997-06-03
06 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-06.txt
1997-01-06
05 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-05.txt
1996-11-22
04 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-04.txt
1996-09-02
03 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-03.txt
1996-01-22
02 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-02.txt
1995-06-15
01 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-01.txt