[rfc-dist] RFC 5701 on IPv6 Address Specific BGP Extended Community Attribute
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Title: IPv6 Address Specific BGP Extended
Author: Y. Rekhter
Status: Standards Track
Date: November 2009
Mailbox: yakov at juniper.net
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-l3vpn-v6-ext-communities-02.txt
Current specifications of BGP Extended Communities (RFC 4360)
support the IPv4 Address Specific Extended Community, but do not
support an IPv6 Address Specific Extended Community. The lack of an IPv6 Address Specific Extended Community may be a problem when an application
uses the IPv4 Address Specific Extended Community, and one wants to use
this application in a pure IPv6 environment. This document defines
a new BGP attribute, the IPv6 Address Specific Extended Community, that
addresses this problem. The IPv6 Address Specific Extended Community
is similar to the IPv4 Address Specific Extended Community, except
that it carries an IPv6 address rather than an IPv4 address. [STANDARDS
This document is a product of the Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
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