This draft standardizes a new well-known BGP community
GRACEFUL_SHUTDOWN to signal the graceful shutdown of paths. This
draft also describes operational procedures which use this community
to reduce the amount of traffic lost when BGP peering sessions are
about to be shut down deliberately, e.g. for planned maintenance.
Working Group Summary
This document spent a long time in WG (10 years or so),
with progress early on, then awaiting other work to finish,
and finally a last surge of call/response/fixes and now we
There are existing platforms which respect the draft
community, the document got some last minute cleanup / reorg
and is in good shape today.
Shepherd: Christopher Morrow
Responsible AD: Warren Kumari