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BGP Monitoring Protocol

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors John Scudder , Rex Fernando , Stephen Stuart
Last updated 2010-11-09 (Latest revision 2008-11-18)
Replaced by draft-ietf-grow-bmp
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document proposes a simple protocol, BMP, which can be used to monitor BGP sessions. BMP is intended to provide a more convenient interface for obtaining route views for research purpose than the screen-scraping approach in common use today. The design goals are to keep BMP simple, useful, easily implemented, and minimally service-affecting. BMP is not suitable for use as a routing protocol.


John Scudder
Rex Fernando
Stephen Stuart

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