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INFORMATIONAL

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       J. Snijders
Request for Comments: 8195                                    J. Heasley
Category: Informational                                              NTT
ISSN: 2070-1721                                               M. Schmidt
                                                                 i3D.net
                                                               June 2017


                      Use of BGP Large Communities

Abstract

   This document presents examples and inspiration for operator
   application of BGP Large Communities.  Based on operational
   experience with BGP Communities, this document suggests logical
   categories of BGP Large Communities and demonstrates an orderly
   manner of organizing community values within them to achieve typical
   goals in routing policy.  Any operator can consider using the
   concepts presented as the basis for their own BGP Large Communities
   repertoire.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8195.















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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  The Design Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Informational Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Action Communities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Examples of Informational Communities . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Location  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.1.  An ISO 3166-1 Numeric Function  . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.1.2.  A UN M.49 Region Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Relation Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.3.  Combining Informational Communities . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Examples of Action Communities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Selective NO_EXPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.1.1.  ASN-Based Selective NO_EXPORT . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.2.  Location-Based Selective NO_EXPORT  . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Selective AS_PATH Prepending  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.1.  ASN-Based Selective AS_PATH Prepending  . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.2.  Location-Based Selective AS_PATH Prepending . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Manipulation of the LOCAL_PREF Attribute  . . . . . . . .  10
       4.3.1.  Global Manipulation of LOCAL_PREF . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.3.2.  Region-Based Manipulation of LOCAL_PREF . . . . . . .  11
       4.3.3.  Note of Caution for LOCAL_PREF Functions  . . . . . .  12
     4.4.  Route Server Prefix Distribution Control  . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15





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1.  Introduction

   BGP Large Communities [RFC8092] provide a mechanism to signal opaque
   information between and within Autonomous Systems (ASes).  In very
   much the same way that [RFC1998] provides a concrete real-world
   application for BGP Communities [RFC1997], this document presents
   examples of how operators might utilize BGP Large Communities to
   achieve various goals.  This document draws on the experience of
   operator communities such as the North American Network Operators'
   Group (NANOG) <https://www.nanog.org/> and the Netherlands Network
   Operator Group (NLNOG) <https://nlnog.net/>.

2.  The Design Overview

   BGP Large Communities are composed of three 4-octet fields.  The
   first is the Global Administrator (GA) field, whose value is the
   Autonomous System Number (ASN) of the AS that has defined the meaning
   of the remaining two 4-octet fields, known as "Local Data Part 1" and
   "Local Data Part 2".  This document describes an approach where the
   "Local Data Part 1" field contains a function identifier and the
   "Local Data Part 2" contains a parameter value.  Using the canonical
   notation this format can be summarized as "ASN:Function:Parameter".

                 +----------------------+---------------+
                 |       RFC 8092       | this document |
                 +----------------------+---------------+
                 | Global Administrator |      ASN      |
                 |  Local Data Part 1   |    Function   |
                 |  Local Data Part 2   |   Parameter   |
                 +----------------------+---------------+

                          Table 1: Field Mapping

   The table above shows a mapping table between the fields in BGP Large
   Communities [RFC8092] and this document.

   In contemporary deployments of both BGP Communities [RFC1997] and BGP
   Large Communities [RFC8092], the function of a community can be
   divided into two categories:

   o  Informational Communities

   o  Action Communities








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   Throughout the document, a topology of four ASes is used to
   illustrate the use of communities in the following configuration:

           AS 65551
               |
               ^
               |
           AS 64497
             /  \
            ^    \
           /      ^
      AS 64498     \
          |        |
          `<->- AS 64499

   AS 64497 obtains transit services from (is a customer of) AS 65551, a
   4-octet ASN.  AS 64497 provides transit services to both AS 64498 and
   AS 64499.  AS 64498 and AS 64499 maintain a peering relationship in
   which they only exchange their customer routes.

   The opaque nature of BGP Large Communities allows for rapid
   deployment of new features or changes to their routing policy that
   perform an action.  Operators are encouraged to publicly publish and
   maintain documentation on the purpose of each BGP Large Community,
   both Informational and Action, that they support or that are visible
   in BGP RIBs.

2.1.  Informational Communities

   Informational Communities are labels for attributes such as the
   origin of the route announcement, the nature of the relation with an
   External BGP (EBGP) neighbor, or the intended propagation audience.
   Informational Communities can also assist in providing valuable
   information for day-to-day network operations such as debugging or
   capacity planning.

   The Global Administrator field is set to the ASN of the network that
   tags the routes with the Informational Communities.  For example, AS
   64497 might add a community with the GA 64497 to a route accepted
   from an Internal BGP (IBGP) or EBGP neighbor as a means of signaling
   that it was imported in a certain geographical region.

   In general, the intended audiences of Informational Communities are
   downstream networks and the GA itself, but any AS could benefit from
   receiving these communities.






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2.2.  Action Communities

   Action Communities are added as labels to request that a route be
   treated in a particular way within an AS.  The operator of the AS
   defines a routing policy that adjusts path attributes based on the
   community.  For example, the route's propagation characteristics, the
   LOCAL_PREF (local preference), the next hop, or the number of AS_PATH
   prepends to be added when it is received or propagated can be
   changed.

   The Global Administrator field is set to the ASN that has defined the
   functionality of that BGP Large Community and is the ASN that is
   expected to perform the action.  For example, AS 64499 might label a
   route with a BGP Large Community containing GA 64497 to request that
   AS 64497 perform a predefined action on that route.

   In general, the intended audience of Action Communities are transit
   providers taking action on behalf of a customer or the GA itself, but
   any AS could take action if they choose and any AS could add an
   Action Community with the GA of a non-adjacent ASN.  However, note
   that an Action Community could also be Informational.  Its presence
   is an indicator that the GA may have performed the action and that an
   AS in the AS_PATH requested it.

   Operators are recommended to publish the relative order in which
   Action Communities (both BGP Communities and BGP Large Communities)
   are processed in their routing policy.

3.  Examples of Informational Communities

3.1.  Location

   An AS, AS 64497 in these examples, may inform other networks about
   the geographical region where AS 64497 imported a route by labeling
   it with BGP Large Communities following one of the following schemes
   or a combination of them.















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3.1.1.  An ISO 3166-1 Numeric Function

   AS 64497 could assign a value of 1 to the Function field to designate
   the content of the Parameter field as an ISO 3166-1 numeric country
   identifier <https://www.iso.org/iso-3166-country-codes.html>.

   +---------------------+---------------------------------------------+
   | BGP Large Community | Description                                 |
   +---------------------+---------------------------------------------+
   |     64497:1:528     | Route learned in the Netherlands            |
   |     64497:1:392     | Route learned in Japan                      |
   |     64497:1:840     | Route learned in the United States of       |
   |                     | America                                     |
   +---------------------+---------------------------------------------+

                    Table 2: Informational: ISO 3166-1

   The table above shows example documentation for Informational
   Communities deployed by AS 64497 to describe the location where a
   route was imported using ISO 3166-1 numeric identifiers.

3.1.2.  A UN M.49 Region Function

   AS 64497 could assign a value of 2 to the Function field to designate
   the content of the Parameter field as the M.49 numeric code published
   by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
   <https://unstats.un.org/unsd/methodology/m49/> for macro-geographical
   (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, or selected economic
   and other groupings.

          +---------------------+-------------------------------+
          | BGP Large Community | Description                   |
          +---------------------+-------------------------------+
          |      64497:2:2      | Route learned in Africa       |
          |      64497:2:9      | Route learned in Oceania      |
          |     64497:2:145     | Route learned in Western Asia |
          |     64497:2:150     | Route learned in Europe       |
          +---------------------+-------------------------------+

                   Table 3: Informational: UNSD Regions

   The table above shows example documentation for Informational
   Communities deployed by AS 64497 to describe the location where a
   route was imported using M.49 numeric codes published by the UNSD.







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3.2.  Relation Function

   An AS, AS 64497 in this example, could assign a value of 3 to the
   Function field to designate the content of the Parameter field as a
   number indicating whether the route originated inside its own network
   or was learned externally, and if learned externally, it might
   simultaneously characterize the nature of the relation with that
   specific EBGP neighbor.

      +---------------------+---------------------------------------+
      | BGP Large Community | Description                           |
      +---------------------+---------------------------------------+
      |      64497:3:1      | Route originated internally           |
      |      64497:3:2      | Route learned from a customer         |
      |      64497:3:3      | Route learned from a peering partner  |
      |      64497:3:4      | Route learned from a transit provider |
      +---------------------+---------------------------------------+

                     Table 4: Informational: Relation

   The table above shows example documentation for Informational
   Communities deployed by AS 64497 to describe the relation to the ASN
   from which the route was learned.

3.3.  Combining Informational Communities

   A route may be labeled with multiple Informational Communities.  For
   example, a route learned in the Netherlands from a customer might be
   labeled with communities 64497:1:528, 64497:2:150, and 64497:3:2 at
   the same time.

4.  Examples of Action Communities

4.1.  Selective NO_EXPORT

   As part of an agreement, often a commercial transit agreement,
   between AS 64497 and AS 64498, AS 64497 might expose BGP traffic-
   engineering functions to AS 64498.  One such BGP traffic-engineering
   function could be selective NO_EXPORT, which is the selective
   filtering of a route learned from one AS, AS 64498, to certain EBGP
   neighbors of the GA, AS 64497.










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4.1.1.  ASN-Based Selective NO_EXPORT

   AS 64497 could assign a value of 4 to the Function field to designate
   the content of the Parameter field as a neighboring ASN to which a
   route should not be propagated.

         +---------------------+---------------------------------+
         | BGP Large Community | Description                     |
         +---------------------+---------------------------------+
         |    64497:4:64498    | Do not export route to AS 64498 |
         |    64497:4:64499    | Do not export route to AS 64499 |
         |    64497:4:65551    | Do not export route to AS 65551 |
         +---------------------+---------------------------------+

                      Table 5: Action: ASN NO_EXPORT

   The table above shows example documentation for Action Communities
   deployed by AS 64497 to expose a BGP traffic-engineering function
   that selectively prevents the propagation of routes to the
   neighboring ASN specified in the Parameter field.

4.1.2.  Location-Based Selective NO_EXPORT

   AS 64497 could assign a value of 5 to the Function field to designate
   the content of the Parameter field as an ISO 3166-1 numeric country
   identifier within which a labeled route is not propagated to EBGP
   neighbors.  However, this might not prevent one of those EBGP
   neighbors from learning that route in another country and making it
   available in the country specified by the BGP Large Community.

   +-----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
   |    BGP Large    | Description                                     |
   |    Community    |                                                 |
   +-----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
   |   64497:5:528   | Do not export to EBGP neighbors in the          |
   |                 | Netherlands                                     |
   |   64497:5:392   | Do not export to EBGP neighbors in Japan        |
   |   64497:5:840   | Do not export to EBGP neighbors in the United   |
   |                 | States of America                               |
   +-----------------+-------------------------------------------------+

                   Table 6: Action: NO_EXPORT in Region

   The table above shows example documentation for Action Communities
   deployed by AS 64497 to expose a BGP traffic-engineering function
   that selectively prevents the propagation of routes to all EBGP
   neighbors in the geographical region specified in the Parameter
   field.



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4.2.  Selective AS_PATH Prepending

   As part of an agreement between AS 64497 and AS 64498, AS 64497 might
   expose BGP traffic-engineering functions to AS 64498.  One such BGP
   traffic-engineering function could be selective prepending of the
   AS_PATH with AS 64497 to certain EBGP neighbors of AS 64497.

4.2.1.  ASN-Based Selective AS_PATH Prepending

   AS 64497 could assign a value of 6 to the Function field to designate
   the content of the Parameter field as a neighboring ASN to which
   prepending of the AS_PATH with AS 64497 is requested on propagation
   of the route.  Additional AS_PATH prepending functions might also be
   defined to support multiples of prepending, that is, two, three, or
   more prepends of AS 64497.

    +---------------------+------------------------------------------+
    | BGP Large Community | Description                              |
    +---------------------+------------------------------------------+
    |    64497:6:64498    | Prepend 64497 once on export to AS 64498 |
    |    64497:6:64499    | Prepend 64497 once on export to AS 64499 |
    |    64497:6:65551    | Prepend 64497 once on export to AS 65551 |
    +---------------------+------------------------------------------+

                      Table 7: Action: Prepend to ASN

   The table above shows example documentation for Action Communities
   deployed by AS 64497 to expose a BGP traffic-engineering function
   that selectively prepends the AS_PATH with AS 64497 when propagating
   the route to the specified EBGP neighbor.





















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4.2.2.  Location-Based Selective AS_PATH Prepending

   AS 64497 could assign a value of 7 to the Function field to designate
   the content of the Parameter field as an ISO 3166-1 numeric country
   identifier to which the prepending of the AS_PATH with AS 64497 is
   requested on propagation of the route to all EBGP neighbors in that
   region.

   +-----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
   |    BGP Large    | Description                                     |
   |    Community    |                                                 |
   +-----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
   |   64497:7:528   | Prepend once to EBGP neighbors in the           |
   |                 | Netherlands                                     |
   |   64497:7:392   | Prepend once to EBGP neighbors in Japan         |
   |   64497:7:840   | Prepend once to EBGP neighbors in the United    |
   |                 | States of America                               |
   +-----------------+-------------------------------------------------+

                    Table 8: Action: Prepend in Region

   The table above shows example documentation for Action Communities
   deployed by AS 64497 to expose a BGP traffic-engineering function
   that selectively prepends the AS_PATH with AS 64497 when propagating
   the route to all EBGP neighbors in the geographical region specified
   in the Parameter field.

4.3.  Manipulation of the LOCAL_PREF Attribute

   As part of an agreement between AS 64497 and AS 64498, AS 64497 might
   expose BGP traffic-engineering functions to AS 64498.  One such BGP
   traffic-engineering function might allow AS 64498 to manipulate the
   value of the LOCAL_PREF attribute of routes learned from AS 64498
   within AS 64497, even though the LOCAL_PREF attribute is
   non-transitive and is not propagated to EBGP neighbors.

   The LOCAL_PREF value of routes are locally significant within each AS
   and are impossible to list in this document.  Instead, the typical
   LOCAL_PREF values could be classified as a hierarchy, and a BGP Large
   Community function could be exposed, allowing an EBGP neighbor to
   affect the LOCAL_PREF value within the specified GA.  The following
   example list defines the classes of routes in the order of descending
   LOCAL_PREF value and assigns a function identifier that could be used
   in the Function field of a BGP Large Community.







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   +----------+--------------------------------------------------------+
   | Function | Preference Class                                       |
   +----------+--------------------------------------------------------+
   |    8     | Normal customer route                                  |
   |    9     | Backup customer route                                  |
   |    10    | Peering route                                          |
   |    11    | Upstream transit route                                 |
   |    12    | Fallback route, to be installed if no other path is    |
   |          | available                                              |
   +----------+--------------------------------------------------------+

             Table 9: Action: Preference Function Identifiers

4.3.1.  Global Manipulation of LOCAL_PREF

   AS 64497 could place one of the previously defined Preference
   Function Identifiers in the Function field and set the value 0 in the
   Parameter field to designate that the LOCAL_PREF associated with that
   function identifier should be applied for that route throughout the
   whole AS.

   +---------------------+---------------------------------------------+
   | BGP Large Community | Description                                 |
   +---------------------+---------------------------------------------+
   |      64497:9:0      | Assign LOCAL_PREF for a customer backup     |
   |                     | route                                       |
   |      64497:10:0     | Assign LOCAL_PREF for a peering route       |
   |      64497:12:0     | Assign LOCAL_PREF for a fallback route      |
   +---------------------+---------------------------------------------+

             Table 10: Action: Global LOCAL_PREF Manipulation

   The table above shows example documentation for Action Communities
   deployed by AS 64497 to expose a BGP traffic-engineering function
   that allows a BGP neighbor to globally manipulate the LOCAL_PREF
   attribute for the route within AS 64497.

4.3.2.  Region-Based Manipulation of LOCAL_PREF

   AS 64497 could place one of the previously defined Preference
   Function Identifiers in the Function field and use a UN M.49 numeric
   region identifier in the Parameter field to designate the
   geographical region within which the non-default LOCAL_PREF
   associated with that function identifier should be applied to the
   route.  The value of the LOCAL_PREF attribute should not deviate from
   the default for that route class in any region not specified by one
   or more of these Action Communities.




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   +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+
   |  BGP Large   | Description                                        |
   |  Community   |                                                    |
   +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+
   |  64497:9:3   | Assign the LOCAL_PREF value equivalent to a        |
   |              | customer backup class route on BGP routers in the  |
   |              | North America region                               |
   |  64497:10:5  | Assign the LOCAL_PREF value equivalent to a        |
   |              | peering class route on BGP routers in the South    |
   |              | America region                                     |
   | 64497:12:142 | Assign the LOCAL_PREF value equivalent to a        |
   |              | fallback class route on BGP routers in the Asia    |
   |              | region                                             |
   +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+

            Table 11: Action: Regional LOCAL_PREF Manipulation

   The table above shows example documentation for Action Communities
   deployed by AS 64497 to expose a BGP traffic-engineering function
   that allows a BGP neighbor to selectively manipulate the LOCAL_PREF
   attribute within AS 64497 in the geographical region specified in the
   Parameter field.

4.3.3.  Note of Caution for LOCAL_PREF Functions

   The LOCAL_PREF attribute strongly influences the BGP Decision
   Process, which in turn affects the scope of route propagation.
   Operators should take special care when using Action Communities that
   decrease the LOCAL_PREF value, and the degree of preference, to a
   value below that of another route class.  Some of the unintended BGP
   states that might arise as a result of these traffic-engineering
   decisions are described as "BGP Wedgies" in [RFC4264].

4.4.  Route Server Prefix Distribution Control

   Route servers [RFC7947] use BGP to broker network reachability
   information among their clients.  As not all route server clients may
   wish to interconnect with each other, the route server operator will
   usually implement a mechanism to allow each client to control the
   route server's export routing policy, as described in Section 4.6 of
   [RFC7948].  One widely used mechanism is an adaption of "ASN-Based
   Selective NO_EXPORT" (Section 4.1.1) that is specific to route
   servers.








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   An example BGP Large Communities policy that enables client-
   controlled prefix distribution for a route server operating as AS
   64511 is outlined as follows:

   +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------+
   | BGP Large         | Description                                   |
   | Community         |                                               |
   +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------+
   | 64511:0:peer-as   | Explicitly prevent announcement of route to   |
   |                   | peer-as                                       |
   | 64511:1:peer-as   | Explicitly announce route to peer-as          |
   | 64511:0:0         | Do not announce route to any peers by default |
   | 64511:1:0         | Announce route to all peers by default        |
   +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------+

        Table 12: Action: Route Server Prefix Distribution Control

   Multiple BGP Large Community values can be used together to implement
   fine-grained route distribution control.  For example, route server
   client AS 64500 might wish to use a route server for interconnecting
   to all other clients except AS 64509.  In this case, they would label
   all their outbound routes to the route server with 64511:1:0 (to
   announce to all clients by default) and 64511:0:64509 (to prevent
   announcement to AS 64509).

   Alternatively, route server client AS 64501 may have a selective
   routing policy and may wish to interconnect with only AS 64505 and AS
   64506.  This could be implemented by announcing routes labeled with
   64511:0:0 (blocking all distribution by default) and 64511:1:64505,
   64511:1:64506 to instruct the route server to force announcement to
   those two ASNs.

5.  Security Considerations

   Operators should note the recommendations in Section 11 of "BGP
   Operations and Security" [RFC7454] and handle BGP Large Communities
   with their ASN in the Global Administrator field similarly.

   In particular and in the same respect as BGP Communities [RFC1997],
   operators should be cognizant that any Large Community can be carried
   in a BGP UPDATE.  Operators should recognize that BGP neighbors,
   particularly customers and customers of customers, may utilize
   communities defined by other BGP neighbors of the operator.  They may
   wish to send routes with Action Communities and receive routes with
   Informational Communities to or from these other neighbors, and it is
   beneficial to all to permit this.





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6.  IANA Considerations

   This document does not require any IANA actions.

7.  References

7.1.  Normative References

   [RFC1997]  Chandra, R., Traina, P., and T. Li, "BGP Communities
              Attribute", RFC 1997, DOI 10.17487/RFC1997, August 1996,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc1997>.

   [RFC7454]  Durand, J., Pepelnjak, I., and G. Doering, "BGP Operations
              and Security", BCP 194, RFC 7454, DOI 10.17487/RFC7454,
              February 2015, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7454>.

   [RFC8092]  Heitz, J., Ed., Snijders, J., Ed., Patel, K., Bagdonas,
              I., and N. Hilliard, "BGP Large Communities Attribute",
              RFC 8092, DOI 10.17487/RFC8092, February 2017,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8092>.

7.2.  Informative References

   [RFC1998]  Chen, E. and T. Bates, "An Application of the BGP
              Community Attribute in Multi-home Routing", RFC 1998,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC1998, August 1996,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc1998>.

   [RFC4264]  Griffin, T. and G. Huston, "BGP Wedgies", RFC 4264,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4264, November 2005,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4264>.

   [RFC7947]  Jasinska, E., Hilliard, N., Raszuk, R., and N. Bakker,
              "Internet Exchange BGP Route Server", RFC 7947,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7947, September 2016,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7947>.

   [RFC7948]  Hilliard, N., Jasinska, E., Raszuk, R., and N. Bakker,
              "Internet Exchange BGP Route Server Operations", RFC 7948,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7948, September 2016,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7948>.










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Acknowledgments

   The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the insightful
   comments, contributions, critique, and support from Adam Chappell,
   Jonathan Stewart, Greg Hankins, Nick Hilliard, Will Hargrave, Randy
   Bush, Shawn Morris, Jay Borkenhagen, and Stewart Bryant.

Authors' Addresses

   Job Snijders
   NTT Communications
   Theodorus Majofskistraat 100
   Amsterdam  1065 SZ
   The Netherlands

   Email: job@ntt.net


   John Heasley
   NTT Communications
   1111 NW 53rd Drive
   Portland, OR  97210
   United States of America

   Email: heas@shrubbery.net


   Martijn Schmidt
   i3D.net
   Rivium 1e Straat 1
   Capelle aan den IJssel  2909 LE
   The Netherlands

   Email: martijnschmidt@i3d.net

















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