[rfc-dist] RFC 5701 on IPv6 Address Specific BGP Extended Community Attribute

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        RFC 5701

        Title:      IPv6 Address Specific BGP Extended 
                    Community Attribute 
        Author:     Y. Rekhter
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       November 2009
        Mailbox:    yakov at juniper.net
        Pages:      5
        Characters: 9626
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-l3vpn-v6-ext-communities-02.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5701.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
TRACK]

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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