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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Avoid BGP Best Path Transitions from
One External to Another' to Proposed Standard
The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Avoid BGP Best Path Transitions from One External to Another '
<draft-ietf-idr-avoid-transition-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard
This document is the product of the Inter-Domain Routing Working Group.
The IESG contact persons are Bill Fenner and Ross Callon.
A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
This document describes a revision to the BGP route selection
rules that would avoid unnecessary best path transitions between
external paths under certain conditions. The proposed revision would
help the overall network stability, and more importantly, would
eliminate certain BGP route oscillations in which more than one
external paths from one BGP speaker contribute to the churn.
Working Group Summary
The WG had consensus to advance this document.
Bill Fenner reviewed this document for the IESG.
The implementation report is available at