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Shortest Path Routing Extensions for BGP Protocol

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (lsvr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Keyur Patel , Acee Lindem , Shawn Zandi , Wim Henderickx
Last updated 2018-04-26 (Latest revision 2018-03-03)
Replaced by draft-ietf-lsvr-bgp-spf
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-lsvr-bgp-spf
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Many Massively Scaled Data Centers (MSDCs) have converged on simplified layer 3 routing. Furthermore, requirements for operational simplicity have lead many of these MSDCs to converge on BGP as their single routing protocol for both their fabric routing and their Data Center Interconnect (DCI) routing. This document describes a solution which leverages BGP Link-State distribution and the Shortest Path First algorithm similar to Internal Gateway Protocols (IGPs) such as OSPF.


Keyur Patel
Acee Lindem
Shawn Zandi
Wim Henderickx

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