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Inbound BGP Maximum Prefix Limits

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (candidate for idr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Job Snijders , Melchior Aelmans ,
Last updated 2023-08-08 (Latest revision 2023-02-04)
Replaces draft-sa-idr-maxprefix
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
Document shepherd Susan Hares
Shepherd write-up Show Last changed 2023-03-28
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This document describes two threshold types to consider when receiving BGP address prefixes from adjacent systems in order to limit the negative impact of route leaks or resource exhaustion in BGP implementations.


Job Snijders
Melchior Aelmans

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