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Internet Exchange Route Server
draft-ietf-idr-ix-bgp-route-server-05

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IDR Working Group                                            E. Jasinska
Internet-Draft                                              Netflix, Inc
Intended status: Standards Track                             N. Hilliard
Expires: December 11, 2014                                          INEX
                                                               R. Raszuk
                                                            NTT MCL Inc.
                                                               N. Bakker
                                                Akamai Technologies B.V.
                                                            June 9, 2014

                     Internet Exchange Route Server
                 draft-ietf-idr-ix-bgp-route-server-05

Abstract

   This document outlines a specification for multilateral
   interconnections at Internet exchange points (IXPs).  Multilateral
   interconnection is a method of exchanging routing information between
   three or more exterior BGP speakers using a single intermediate
   broker system, referred to as a route server.  Route servers are
   typically used on shared access media networks, such as Internet
   exchange points (IXPs), to facilitate simplified interconnection
   between multiple Internet routers.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction to Multilateral Interconnection . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Notational Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Technical Considerations for Route Server Implementations  . .  4
     2.1.  Client UPDATE Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2.  Attribute Transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       2.2.1.  NEXT_HOP Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       2.2.2.  AS_PATH Attribute  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       2.2.3.  MULTI_EXIT_DISC Attribute  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       2.2.4.  Communities Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.3.  Per-Client Policy Control in Multilateral
           Interconnection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       2.3.1.  Path Hiding on a Route Server  . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       2.3.2.  Mitigation of Path Hiding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
         2.3.2.1.  Multiple Route Server RIBs . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
         2.3.2.2.  Advertising Multiple Paths . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       2.3.3.  Implementation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   3.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   4.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   5.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   6.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     6.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     6.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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1.  Introduction to Multilateral Interconnection

   Internet exchange points (IXPs) provide IP data interconnection

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