BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP)
RFC 7854

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Last updated 2016-06-28
Replaces draft-scudder-bmp
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   J. Scudder, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7854                              Juniper Networks
Category: Standards Track                                    R. Fernando
ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Cisco Systems
                                                               S. Stuart
                                                                  Google
                                                               June 2016

                     BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP)

Abstract

   This document defines the BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP), which can be
   used to monitor BGP sessions.  BMP is intended to provide a
   convenient interface for obtaining route views.  Prior to the
   introduction of BMP, screen scraping was the most commonly used
   approach to obtaining such views.  The design goals are to keep BMP
   simple, useful, easily implemented, and minimally service affecting.
   BMP is not suitable for use as a routing protocol.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7854.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Overview of BMP Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  BMP Messages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Connection Establishment and Termination  . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Lifecycle of a BMP Session  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  BMP Message Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Common Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.2.  Per-Peer Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  Initiation Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.4.  Information TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.5.  Termination Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.6.  Route Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.7.  Route Mirroring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.8.  Stats Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.9.  Peer Down Notification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.10. Peer Up Notification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   5.  Route Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   6.  Route Mirroring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   7.  Stat Reports  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   8.  Other Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
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