BGP Large Communities Attribute
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: "IETF-Announce" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "The IESG" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, "John Scudder" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'BGP Large Communities' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-idr-large-community-12.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'BGP Large Communities' (draft-ietf-idr-large-community-12.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Inter-Domain Routing Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alvaro Retana, Alia Atlas and Deborah Brungard. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-idr-large-community/
Technical Summary This document describes the BGP Large Communities attribute, an extension to BGP-4. This attribute provides a mechanism to signal opaque information within separate namespaces to aid in routing management. The attribute is suitable for use with four-octet Autonomous System Numbers. Working Group Summary There is good consensus to move forward with this draft. Details about points of debate (all of which have been resolved to the level of "rough consensus" with good engagement from the WG) can be found in the Shepherd's write-up. Document Quality There are numerous existing implementations. They are summarized both in the document and in the relevant IDR wiki: https://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/idr/trac/wiki/draft-ietf-idr-large-community%20implementations Personnel The Document Shepherd is John Scudder. The Responsible Area Director is Alvaro Retana.