[rfc-dist] RFC 4451 on BGP MULTI_EXIT_DISC (MED) Considerations

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        RFC 4451

        Title:      BGP MULTI_EXIT_DISC (MED) Considerations 
        Author:     D. McPherson,  V. Gill
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2006
        Mailbox:    danny at arbor.net, 
                    VijayGill9 at aol.com
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 28435
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-grow-bgp-med-considerations-05.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc4451.txt

The BGP MULTI_EXIT_DISC (MED) attribute provides a mechanism for BGP
speakers to convey to an adjacent AS the optimal entry point into the
local AS.  While BGP MEDs function correctly in many scenarios, a
number of issues may arise when utilizing MEDs in dynamic or complex
topologies.

This document discusses implementation and deployment considerations
regarding BGP MEDs and provides information with which implementers and
network operators should be familiar.  This memo provides information for the Internet community.

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

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