[rfc-dist] BCP0114 RFC 4384 on BGP Communities for Data Collection

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        BCP 114        
        RFC 4384

        Title:      BGP Communities for Data Collection 
        Author:     D. Meyer
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       February 2006
        Mailbox:    dmm at 1-4-5.net
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 26078
        See-Also:   BCP0114

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-grow-collection-communities-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4384.txt

BGP communities (RFC 1997) are used by service providers for many
purposes, including tagging of customer, peer, and geographically
originated routes.  Such tagging is typically used to control the
scope of redistribution of routes within a provider\'s network and to
its peers and customers.  With the advent of large-scale BGP data
collection (and associated research), it has become clear that the
information carried in such communities is essential for a deeper
understanding of the global routing system.  This memo defines
standard (outbound) communities and their encodings for export to BGP
route collectors.  This document specifies an Internet Best Current 
Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and 
suggestions for improvements.

This document is a product of the Global Routing Operations Working Group of the IETF.

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