Autonomous System Confederations for BGP
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, idr mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, idr chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Autonomous System Confederations for BGP' to Draft Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Autonomous System Confederations for BGP ' <draft-ietf-idr-rfc3065bis-07.txt> as a Draft 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: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-idr-rfc3065bis-07.txt
Technical Summary The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is an inter-autonomous system routing protocol designed for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks. BGP requires that all BGP speakers within a single autonomous system (AS) must be fully meshed. This represents a serious scaling problem that has been well documented in a number of proposals. This document describes an extension to BGP which may be used to create a confederation of autonomous systems that is represented as a single autonomous system to BGP peers external to the confederation, thereby removing the "full mesh" requirement. The intention of this extension is to aid in policy administration and reduce the management complexity of maintaining a large autonomous system. Working Group Summary Working Group Last Call resulted in some issues which were addressed in an update to the draft. Protocol Quality Bill Fenner reviewed this spec for the IESG. The Implementation Report is available at http://www.ietf.org/IESG/Implementations/implem_RFC3065bis.txt Note to RFC Editor This document obsoletes RFC 3065. Please make the following changes: Header: OLD: INTERNET-DRAFT Paul Traina Blissfully Retired Danny McPherson Arbor Networks John Scudder Juniper Networks Expires: August 2007 February 2007 NEW: INTERNET-DRAFT Paul Traina Blissfully Retired Danny McPherson Arbor Networks John Scudder Juniper Networks Expires: August 2007 February 2007 Obsoletes: RFC 3065 Abstract: Add as the final paragraph: This document obsoletes RFC 3065. Introduction: OLD: As currently defined, BGP requires that all BGP speakers within a NEW: As originally defined, BGP requires that all BGP speakers within a OLD: This document is a revision of [RFC 3065], which is itself a revision NEW: This document is a revision of, and obsoletes, [RFC 3065], which is itself a revision REFERENCES Please update references to RFC 2796 throughout to refer to RFC 4456 instead. [RFC4456] Bates, T., Chen, E., and R. Chandra, "BGP Route Reflection: An Alternative to Full Mesh Internal BGP (IBGP)", RFC 4456, April 2006.