[rfc-dist] RFC 7447 on Deprecation of BGP Entropy Label Capability Attribute

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        RFC 7447

        Title:      Deprecation of BGP Entropy Label 
                    Capability Attribute 
        Author:     J. Scudder, K. Kompella
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2015
        Mailbox:    jgs at juniper.net, 
                    kireeti at juniper.net
        Pages:      4
        Characters: 7486
        Updates:    RFC 6790

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-deprecate-bgp-entropy-label-02.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7447

The BGP Entropy Label Capability attribute is defined in RFC 6790.
Regrettably, it has a bug: although RFC 6790 mandates that routers
incapable of processing Entropy Labels must remove the attribute,
fulfillment of this requirement cannot be guaranteed in practice.
This specification deprecates the attribute.  A forthcoming document
will propose a replacement.

This document is a product of the Multiprotocol Label Switching Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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