BGPsec Validation State Signaling

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Authors Oliver Borchert  , Doug Montgomery 
Last updated 2019-08-26
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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.


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