Enhanced Route Refresh Capability for BGP-4
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-enhanced-route-refresh-09

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IDR                                                             K. Patel
Internet-Draft                                                   E. Chen
Updates: 2918 (if approved)                                Cisco Systems
Intended status: Standards Track                    B. Venkatachalapathy
Expires: December 11, 2014
                                                            June 9, 2014

              Enhanced Route Refresh Capability for BGP-4
            draft-ietf-idr-bgp-enhanced-route-refresh-09.txt

Abstract

   In this document we enhance the existing BGP route refresh mechanisms
   to provide for the demarcation of the beginning and the ending of a
   route refresh.  The enhancement can be used to facilitate correction
   of BGP RIB inconsistencies in a non-disruptive manner.  This document
   updates RFC 2918.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Protocol Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     3.1.  Enhanced Route Refresh Capability . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Subtypes for ROUTE-REFRESH Message  . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Error Handling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   It is sometimes necessary to perform routing consistency validations
   such as checking for possible missing withdraws between BGP speakers
   [RFC4271].  Currently such validations typically involve off-line,
   manual operations which can be tedious and time consuming.

   In this document we enhance the existing BGP route refresh mechanisms
   [RFC2918] to provide for the demarcation of the beginning and the
   ending of a route refresh (which refers to the complete re-
   advertisement of the Adj-RIB-Out to a peer, subject to routing
   policies).  The enhancement can be used to facilitate on-line, non-
   disruptive consistency validation of BGP routing updates.

   This document updates [RFC2918] by redefining a field in the ROUTE-
   REFRESH message that was previously designated as Reserved.

2.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119] only when
   they appear in all upper case.  They may also appear in lower or
   mixed case as English words, without any normative meaning.

3.  Protocol Extensions

   The BGP protocol extensions introduced in this document include the
   definition of a new BGP capability, named "Enhanced Route Refresh
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