BGP Communities for Data Collection
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, grow mailing list <email@example.com>, grow chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'BGP Communities for Data Collection' to BCP The IESG has approved the following document: - 'BGP Communities for Data Collection ' <draft-ietf-grow-collection-communities-09.txt> as a BCP This document is the product of the Global Routing Operations Working Group. The IESG contact persons are David Kessens and Dan Romascanu. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-grow-collection-communities-09.txt
Technical Summary BGP communities (RFC 1997) are used by service providers for many purposes, including tagging of customer, peer, and geographically originated routes. Such tagging is typically used to control the scope of redistribution of routes within a provider's network, and to its peers and customers. With the advent of large scale BGP data collection (and associated research), it has become clear that the information carried in such communities is essential for a deeper understanding of the global routing system. This document defines standard (outbound) communities and their encodings for export to BGP route collectors. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the grow working group. Protocol Quality David Kessens reviewed this document for the IESG.