Revised Error Handling for BGP Updates from External Neighbors

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Authors Enke Chen  , Prodosh Mohapatra  , Keyur Patel 
Last updated 2011-11-17 (latest revision 2011-09-30)
Replaced by RFC 7606
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In this document we partially revise the error handling of an UPDATE message from an external BGP neighbor. The essence of the revision is to avoid resetting an external BGP session by using the "treat-as- withdraw" approach when the entire NLRI field of a malformed UPDATE message can be parsed successfully.


Enke Chen (
Prodosh Mohapatra (
Keyur Patel (

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