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BGPsec Validation State Signaling

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Oliver Borchert , Doug Montgomery
Last updated 2019-08-26
Replaced by draft-sidrops-bgpsec-validation-signaling
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-sidrops-bgpsec-validation-signaling
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This document defines a new BGP non-transitive extended community to carry the BGPsec path validation state inside an autonomous system. Internal BGP (IBGP) speakers that receive this community string can use the embedded BGPsec validation state and configure local policies that allow it being used to influence their decision process. This is especially helpful because Section 5 of RFC 8205 specifically allows putting BGPsec path validation temporarily on hold. This allows reducing the load of validation particularly from IBGP learned routes.


Oliver Borchert
Doug Montgomery

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