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Revised Error Handling for BGP Updates from External Neighbors

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
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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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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


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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