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Subcodes for BGP Finite State Machine Error

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Subcodes for BGP Finite State Machine Error' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-idr-fsm-subcode-03.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Subcodes for BGP Finite State Machine Error'
  (draft-ietf-idr-fsm-subcode-03.txt) as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Inter-Domain Routing Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Stewart Bryant and Adrian Farrel.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

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Technical Summary

The IDR working group is revising the BGP-4 specifications to
add additional error handling per the Grow Working Group’s request in draft-
grow-ops-reqs-for-bgp-error-handling-02. This draft defines operational sub-
codes for the BGP Finite State Machine Error that provide more information to
aid network operators in diagnosing BGP FSM issues and correlating network

Working Group Summary

The document is a product of the IDR working group. The
document has working group consensus, and it is part of the 
IDR work in revising BGP error handling in response to 
GROW’s request.

Document Quality

The document provides the necessary specification for
implementers to use implement the additional error processing 
by providing a description of when to send the error codes 
(usage, section 3), and what error codes to send (Definition 
of error codes, section 2).

This BGP feature has been implemented in two separate 


Susan Hares is the document shepherd.
Stewart Bryant is the responsible Area Director.

RFC Editor Note