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BGP AS Path Metrics

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
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Author Vadim Antonov
Last updated 1995-03-22
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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In this memo, the extended (per-hop) BGP metrics are proposed to allow network operators to implement routing policies which are common cases in the practice but require complicated ad-hoc configurations given the virtual absence of globally significant metrics in BGP-4. BGP is an inter-autonomous system routing protocol designed for TCP/IP internets. The current version is BGP-4 documented in RFC 1654, versions 1-3 are documented in RFCs 1105, 1163 and 1267 accordingly. This document is a supplement to RFC 1654, and describes the new features in terms of differences from BGP-4.


Vadim Antonov

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