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
There are numerous existing implementations. They are summarized
both in the document and in the relevant IDR wiki:
The Document Shepherd is John Scudder.
The Responsible Area Director is Alvaro Retana.