BGP Monitoring Protocol

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (grow WG)
Authors John Scudder  , Rex Fernando  , Stephen Stuart 
Last updated 2013-04-25 (latest revision 2012-10-22)
Replaces draft-scudder-bmp
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This document defines a protocol, BMP, which can be used to monitor BGP sessions. BMP is intended to provide a more convenient interface for obtaining route views for research purpose than the screen- scraping approach in common use today. The design goals are to keep BMP simple, useful, easily implemented, and minimally service- affecting. BMP is not suitable for use as a routing protocol.


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