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IPv6 Extensions for Route Target Distribution
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ipv6-rt-constrain-04

Document type: Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2014-02-08 (latest revision 2013-08-07)
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Abstract

The current route target distribution specification described in RFC4684 defines Route Target NLRIs of maximum length of 12 bytes. The IPv6 specific Route Target extended community is defined in [RFC5701] as length of 20 bytes. Since the current specification only supports prefixes of maximum length of 12 bytes, the lack of an IPv6 specific Route Target reachability information may be a problem when an operator wants to use this application in a pure IPv6 environment. This document defines an extension that allows BGP to exchange longer length IPv6 Route Target prefixes.

Authors

Keyur Patel <keyupate@cisco.com>
Robert Raszuk <robert@raszuk.net>
Martine Djernaes <mdjernaes@juniper.net>
Jie Dong <jie.dong@huawei.com>
Mach Chen <mach.chen@huawei.com>

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