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Requirements and Considerations in BGP Peer Auto-Configuration

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Randy Bush , Jie Dong , Jeffrey Haas , Warren "Ace" Kumari
Last updated 2022-07-25 (Latest revision 2022-01-18)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd Susan Hares
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This draft is an exploration of the requirements, the alternatives, and trade-offs in BGP peer auto-discovery at various layers in the stack. It is based on discussions in the IDR Working Group BGP Autoconf Design Team. The current target environment is the datacenter. This document is not intended to become an RFC.


Randy Bush
Jie Dong
Jeffrey Haas
Warren "Ace" Kumari

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