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BGP Advisory Message

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Tom Scholl , John Scudder , Richard Steenbergen , David Freedman
Last updated 2009-10-16
Replaces draft-scholl-idr-advisory
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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The BGP routing protocol is used with external as well as internal neighbors to propagate route advertisements. In the case of external BGP sessions, there is typically a demarcation of administrative responsibility between the two entities. Provisioning, maintenance and administrative actions are communicated via off-line methods such as email or telephone calls. While these methods have been used for many years, it can be troublesome for an operator to correlate a BGP- related event in the network with a notice that was transmitted in email. This document proposes a new BGP message type, the Advisory message, which can be used to convey advisory information to a BGP speaker's peer. A capability is used to ensure that the recipient of the Advisory message is capable of supporting it.


Tom Scholl
John Scudder
Richard Steenbergen
David Freedman

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