Avoid BGP Best Path Transitions from One External to Another
RFC 5004

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Avoid BGP Best Path Transitions from 
         One External to Another' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Avoid BGP Best Path Transitions from One External to Another '
   <draft-ietf-idr-avoid-transition-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Inter-Domain Routing Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Bill Fenner and Ross Callon.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Technical Summary
   This document describes a revision to the BGP route selection
   rules that would avoid unnecessary best path transitions between
   external paths under certain conditions. The proposed revision would
   help the overall network stability, and more importantly, would
   eliminate certain BGP route oscillations in which more than one
   external paths from one BGP speaker contribute to the churn.
Working Group Summary
  The WG had consensus to advance this document.
Protocol Quality
  Bill Fenner reviewed this document for the IESG.
  The implementation report is available at