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Extended Message support for BGP

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Keyur Patel , David Ward , Randy Bush
Last updated 2011-04-14 (Latest revision 2011-03-10)
Replaced by draft-ietf-idr-bgp-extended-messages, RFC 8654
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-idr-bgp-extended-messages, draft-ietf-idr-bgp-extended-messages
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The current BGP specification mandates a maximum BGP message size of 4096 octets. As BGP is extended to support newer AFI/SAFIs, there is a need to extend the maximum message size beyond 4096 octets. This draft provides an extension for BGP to extend its current message size for BGP messages from 4096 octets to 65535 octets.


Keyur Patel
David Ward
Randy Bush

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