[rfc-dist] BCP 172, RFC 6472 on Recommendation for Not Using AS_SET and AS_CONFED_SET in BGP

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        BCP 172        
        RFC 6472

        Title:      Recommendation for Not Using AS_SET 
                    and AS_CONFED_SET in BGP 
        Author:     W. Kumari, K. Sriram
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       December 2011
        Mailbox:    warren at kumari.net, 
                    ksriram at nist.gov
        Pages:      5
        Characters: 10673
        See Also:   BCP0172

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-idr-deprecate-as-sets-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6472.txt

This document recommends against the use of the AS_SET and
AS_CONFED_SET types of the AS_PATH in BGPv4.  This is done to
simplify the design and implementation of BGP and to make the
semantics of the originator of a route more clear.  This will also
simplify the design, implementation, and deployment of ongoing work
in the Secure Inter-Domain Routing Working Group.  This memo documents
an Internet Best Current Practice.

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

BCP: This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for 
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