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Concluded WG Border Gateway Protocol (bgp)

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WG Name Border Gateway Protocol
Acronym bgp
Area Routing Area (rtg)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-bgp-01 Approved
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Personnel Chair Yakov Rekhter
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Final Charter for Working Group

Develop the BGP protocol and BGP technical usage within the Internet,
continuing the current work of the Interconnectivity Working Group in
this regard.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Jul 1997 Coordinate the deployment of BGP in conformance with the BGP usage document in a manner that promotes sound engineering and an open competitive environment. Take into account the interests of the various backbone and mid-level networks, the various vendors, and the user community.
Jan 1993 Submit the BGP Version 4 MIB to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Jan 1993 Submit the specification for BGP Version 4 to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Jan 1993 Submit the multicast extensions to BGP to the IESG as a Proposed Standard.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Post an Internet-Draft specifying a MIB for BGP Version 4.
Done Post the specfication of BGP 4 as an Internet-Draft.
Done Post an Internet-Draft specifying multicast extensions to BGP.
Done Develop a BGP usage document describing how BGP can be used as part of a network monitoring strategy.
Done Work with the Security Area to enhance the provision for security in BGP.
Done Develop a mature BGP technical usage document that allows us to build Inter-AS routing structures using the BGP protocol.
Done Develop a MIB for BGP Version 3.
Done Complete development of Version 2 of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).