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Revision to Registration Procedures for Multiple BMP Registries
RFC 9515

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (December 2023)
Updates RFC 7854
Author John Scudder
Last updated 2023-12-08
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RFC 9515

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        J. Scudder
Request for Comments: 9515                              Juniper Networks
Updates: 7854                                              December 2023
Category: Standards Track                                               
ISSN: 2070-1721

    Revision to Registration Procedures for Multiple BMP Registries


   This document updates RFC 7854, "BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP)", by
   changing the registration procedures for several registries.
   Specifically, any BMP registry with a range of 32768-65530 designated
   "Specification Required" has that range redesignated as "First Come
   First Served".

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
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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
   2.  IANA Considerations
   3.  Security Considerations
   4.  Normative References
   Author's Address

1.  Introduction

   [RFC7854] creates a number of IANA registries that include a range of
   32768-65530 designated "Specification Required".  Each such registry
   also has a large range designated "Standards Action".  Subsequent
   experience has shown two things.  First, there is less difference
   between these two policies in practice than there is in theory
   (consider that [RFC8126] explains that for Specification Required,
   "Publication of an RFC is an ideal means of achieving this
   requirement").  Second, it's desirable to have a very low bar to
   registration, to avoid the risk of conflicts introduced by use of
   unregistered code points (so-called "code point squatting").

   Accordingly, this document revises the registration procedures, as
   given in Section 2.

2.  IANA Considerations

   IANA has revised the following registries within the BMP group:

   *  BMP Statistics Types
   *  BMP Initiation and Peer Up Information TLVs
   *  BMP Termination Message TLVs
   *  BMP Termination Message Reason Codes
   *  BMP Route Mirroring TLVs
   *  BMP Route Mirroring Information Codes

   For each of these registries, the ranges 32768-65530 whose
   registration procedures were "Specification Required" are revised to
   have the registration procedures "First Come First Served".

3.  Security Considerations

   This revision to registration procedures does not change the
   underlying security issues inherent in [RFC7854].

4.  Normative References

   [RFC7854]  Scudder, J., Ed., Fernando, R., and S. Stuart, "BGP
              Monitoring Protocol (BMP)", RFC 7854,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7854, June 2016,

   [RFC8126]  Cotton, M., Leiba, B., and T. Narten, "Guidelines for
              Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26,
              RFC 8126, DOI 10.17487/RFC8126, June 2017,


   Thanks to Jeff Haas for review and encouragement, and to Tom Petch
   for review.

Author's Address

   John Scudder
   Juniper Networks
   1194 N. Mathilda Ave
   Sunnyvale, CA 94089
   United States of America