The IDR working group is revising the BGP-4 specifications to
add additional error handling per the Grow Working Group’s request in draft-
grow-ops-reqs-for-bgp-error-handling-02. This draft defines operational sub-
codes for the BGP Finite State Machine Error that provide more information to
aid network operators in diagnosing BGP FSM issues and correlating network
Working Group Summary
The document is a product of the IDR working group. The
document has working group consensus, and it is part of the
IDR work in revising BGP error handling in response to
The document provides the necessary specification for
implementers to use implement the additional error processing
by providing a description of when to send the error codes
(usage, section 3), and what error codes to send (Definition
of error codes, section 2).
This BGP feature has been implemented in two separate
Susan Hares is the document shepherd.
Stewart Bryant is the responsible Area Director.