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BGPsec Validation State Signaling

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (sidrops WG)
Authors Oliver Borchert , Doug Montgomery , Daniel Kopp
Last updated 2021-03-29 (Latest revision 2020-09-25)
Replaces draft-borchert-sidrops-bgpsec-validation-signaling
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document defines a new BGP non-transitive extended community to carry the BGPsec path validation state. BGP speakers that receive this community string can use the embedded BGPsec validation state in conjunction with configured local policies to influence their decision process. The ability to accept and act on BGPsec path validation state from a neighbor allows for a reduction of path validation processing load and/or increased resilience in the event that a router is temporarily unable to perform local path validation.


Oliver Borchert
Doug Montgomery
Daniel Kopp

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