[rfc-dist] RFC 6286 on Autonomous-System-Wide Unique BGP Identifier for BGP-4

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        RFC 6286

        Title:      Autonomous-System-Wide Unique BGP Identifier for 
        Author:     E. Chen, J. Yuan
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2011
        Mailbox:    enkechen at cisco.com, 
                    jenny at cisco.com
        Pages:      4
        Characters: 7497
        Updates:    RFC4271

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-idr-bgp-identifier-14.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6286.txt

To accommodate situations where the current requirements for the BGP
Identifier are not met, this document relaxes the definition of the
BGP Identifier to be a 4-octet, unsigned, non-zero integer and relaxes
the "uniqueness" requirement so that only Autonomous-System-wide (AS-wide)
uniqueness of the BGP Identifiers is required.  These revisions to the
base BGP specification do not introduce any backward compatibility
issues.   This document updates RFC 4271.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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