IPv6 Extensions for Route Target Distribution
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ipv6-rt-constrain-09

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Abstract

The current route target distribution specification as described in [RFC 4684] defines Route Target NLRIs of maximum length of 12 bytes. The IPv6 specific Route Target extended community is defined in [RFC 5701] as length of 20 bytes. Since the current specification only supports prefixes of maximum length of 12 bytes, the lack of an IPv6 specific Route Target reachability information may be a problem when an operator wants to use this application in a pure IPv6 environment. This document defines an extension that allows BGP to exchange longer length IPv6 Route Target prefixes.

Authors

Keyur Patel (keyupate@cisco.com)
Robert Raszuk (robert@raszuk.net)
Martine Djernaes (mdjernaes@juniper.net)
Jie Dong (jie.dong@huawei.com)
Mach Chen (mach.chen@huawei.com)

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