[rfc-dist] RFC 5065 on Autonomous System Confederations for BGP

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        RFC 5065

        Title:      Autonomous System Confederations for BGP 
        Author:     P. Traina, D. McPherson,
                    J. Scudder
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       August 2007
        Mailbox:    bgp-confederations at st04.pst.org, 
                    danny at arbor.net, 
                    jgs at juniper.net
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 28732
        Obsoletes:  RFC3065

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-idr-rfc3065bis-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5065.txt

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is an inter-autonomous system
routing protocol designed for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) networks.  BGP requires that all BGP speakers
within a single autonomous system (AS) must be fully meshed.  This
represents a serious scaling problem that has been well documented in
a number of proposals.

This document describes an extension to BGP that may be used to
create a confederation of autonomous systems that is represented as a
single autonomous system to BGP peers external to the confederation,
thereby removing the "full mesh" requirement.  The intention of this
extension is to aid in policy administration and reduce the
management complexity of maintaining a large autonomous system.

This document obsoletes RFC 3065.  [STANDARDSD TRACK]

This document is a product of the Inter-Domain Routing
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Draft Standard Protocol.

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