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Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4) Send Hold Timer

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for idr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Job Snijders , Ben Cartwright-Cox
Last updated 2023-03-28 (Latest revision 2023-02-11)
Replaced by draft-ietf-idr-bgp-sendholdtimer
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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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 Replaced by draft-ietf-idr-bgp-sendholdtimer
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This document defines the SendHoldTimer session attribute for the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Finite State Machine (FSM). Implementation of a SendHoldTimer should help overcome situations where BGP sessions are not terminated after it has become detectable for the local system that the remote system is not processing BGP messages. For robustness, this document specifies that the local system should close BGP connections and not solely rely on the remote system for session closure when BGP timers have expired. This document updates RFC4271.


Job Snijders
Ben Cartwright-Cox

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