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Mitigating Negative Impact of Maintenance through BGP Session Culling

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Will Hargrave , Matt Griswold , Job Snijders , Nick Hilliard
Last updated 2017-09-28 (Latest revision 2017-03-27)
Replaced by draft-ietf-grow-bgp-session-culling
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This document outlines an approach to mitigate negative impact on networks resulting from maintenance activities. It includes guidance for both IP networks and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). The approach is to ensure BGP-4 sessions affected by the maintenance are forcefully torn down before the actual maintenance activities commence.


Will Hargrave
Matt Griswold
Job Snijders
Nick Hilliard

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