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Deprecation of BGP Path Attributes: DPA, ADVERTISER, and RCID_PATH / CLUSTER_ID

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 6938.
Author John Scudder
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2012-12-10)
Replaces draft-scudder-deprecate-dpa-etal
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Internet Engineering Task Force                               J. Scudder
Internet-Draft                                          Juniper Networks
Intended status: Informational                         December 10, 2012
Expires: June 13, 2013

   Deprecation of BGP Path Attributes DPA, ADVERTISER and RCID_PATH /


   This document requests IANA to deprecate the BGP path attributes DPA,
   ADVERTISER, and RCID_PATH / CLUSTER_ID, associated with an abandoned
   Internet Draft and a Historic RFC, respectively.

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1.  Introduction

   As of this writing the BGP Path Attributes registry maintained by
   IANA contains entries for DPA, ADVERTISER, and RCID_PATH /
   CLUSTER_ID.  The first of these is associated with
   [draft-ietf-idr-bgp-dpa-05], an Internet Draft that was abandoned in
   1996.  The latter are associated with [RFC1863], an RFC that was
   reclassified as Historic by [RFC4223] in 2005.  Neither of these
   specifications is in use now, nor ever was.

   Note that the deprecated CLUSTER_ID is distinct from CLUSTER_LIST
   [RFC4456].  CLUSTER_LIST is not being deprecated.

2.  IANA Considerations

   This document requests IANA to mark the BGP Path Attributes registry
   entries for DPA (Value 11), ADVERTISER (Value 12), and RCID_PATH /
   CLUSTER_ID (Value 13) as "Deprecated".

3.  Security Considerations

   There are no meaningful security consequences arising from this
   registry update.

4.  Informative References

   [RFC1863]  Haskin, D., "A BGP/IDRP Route Server alternative to a full
              mesh routing", RFC 1863, October 1995.

   [RFC4223]  Savola, P., "Reclassification of RFC 1863 to Historic",
              RFC 4223, October 2005.

   [RFC4456]  Bates, T., Chen, E., and R. Chandra, "BGP Route
              Reflection: An Alternative to Full Mesh Internal BGP
              (IBGP)", RFC 4456, April 2006.

              Chen, E. and T. Bates, "Destination Preference Attribute
              for BGP", 1996.

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Author's Address

   John Scudder
   Juniper Networks
   1194 N. Mathilda Ave
   Sunnyvale, CA  94089


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