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Registered Wide BGP Community Values

The information below is for an old version of the document.
Document Type This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision is Expired
Authors Robert Raszuk , Jeffrey Haas
Last updated 2016-05-25 (Latest revision 2015-11-22)
Replaces draft-raszuk-registered-wide-bgp-communities
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Expired & archived
Stream WG state WG Document
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Communicating various routing policies via route tagging plays an important role in external BGP peering relations. The most common tool used today to attach various information about routes is realized with the use of BGP communities. Such information is important for the peering AS to perform some mutually agreed actions without the need to maintain a separate offline database for each pair of prefix and an associated with it requested set of action entries. This document proposes to establish a new IANA maintained registry of most commonly used Wide BGP Communities by network operators. Such public registry will allow for easy refernece and clear interpretation of the actions associated with received community values.


Robert Raszuk
Jeffrey Haas

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