IPv6 BGP Identifier Capability for BGP-4

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Authors Peng Fan  , Zhenqiang Li 
Last updated 2014-08-16 (latest revision 2014-02-12)
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To solve the problem of BGP Identifier in an IPv6-only network without special configuration and planning considerations, this document extends BGP to allow a BGP Identifier to be a valid IPv6 global unicast address assigned to the BGP speaker. Protocol extension includes the definition of a BGP capability code, "IPv6 BGP Identifier capability", to be used by a BGP speaker to indicate its support for IPv6 address as a BGP Identifier. This document updates RFC 4271.


Peng Fan (fanpeng@chinamobile.com)
Zhenqiang Li (lizhenqiang@chinamobile.com)

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