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BGP Extended Community for Identifying the Target Nodes

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Jie Dong , Shunwan Zhuang , Gunter Van de Velde
Last updated 2023-01-13 (Latest revision 2022-07-11)
Replaced by draft-ietf-idr-node-target-ext-comm
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-idr-node-target-ext-comm
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BGP has been used to distribute different types of routing and policy information. In some cases, the information distributed may be only intended for one or a particular group of BGP nodes in the network. Currently BGP does not have a generic mechanism of designating the target nodes of the routing information. This document defines a new type of BGP Extended Community called "Node Target". The mechanism of using the Node Target Extended Community to steer BGP route distribution to particular BGP nodes is specified.


Jie Dong
Shunwan Zhuang
Gunter Van de Velde

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