draft-snijders-idr-deprecate-30-31-129-01.txt   draft-snijders-idr-deprecate-30-31-129-02.txt 
IDR J. Snijders IDR J. Snijders
Internet-Draft NTT Internet-Draft NTT
Intended status: Standards Track October 28, 2016 Intended status: Standards Track November 13, 2016
Expires: May 1, 2017 Expires: May 17, 2017
Deprecation of BGP Path Attribute values 30, 31 and 129 Deprecation of BGP Path Attribute values 30, 31, 129, 241, 242, and 234
draft-snijders-idr-deprecate-30-31-129-01 draft-snijders-idr-deprecate-30-31-129-02
Abstract Abstract
This document requests IANA to deprecate the following BGP path This document requests IANA to mark BGP path attribute values 30, 31,
attributes values: 30, 31 and 129. 129, 241, 242, and 243 as "deprecated".
Status of This Memo Status of This Memo
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Table of Contents Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
3. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
4. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Appendix A. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Appendix A. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1. Introduction 1. Introduction
It has been discovered that certain BGP Path Attribute values have It has been discovered that certain BGP Path Attribute values have
been used in BGP implementations which have been deployed in the wild been used in BGP implementations which have been deployed in the wild
while not being assigned by the IANA for such usage. This has led to while not being assigned by the IANA for such usage. This has led to
deployment problems for new technologies such as Large BGP deployment problems for new technologies such as Large BGP
Communities [I-D.ietf-idr-large-community]. Communities [I-D.ietf-idr-large-community].
The squatting of values 30, 31 and 129 has been confirmed by the The squatting of values 30, 31, 129, 241, 242 and 243 has been
involved vendors. confirmed by the involved vendors or through source code review.
2. IANA Considerations 2. IANA Considerations
Per this document, IANA has marked values 30, 31 and 129 as Per this document, IANA is requested to mark values 30, 31, 129, 241,
"deprecated" in the "BGP Path Attributes" registry under the "Border 242, and 243 as "deprecated" in the "BGP Path Attributes" registry
Gateway Protocol (BGP) Parameters" group. under the "Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Parameters" group. The
marking "deprecated" meaning "use is not recommended"
([I-D.leiba-cotton-iana-5226bis]).
3. Security Considerations 3. Security Considerations
There are no meaningful security consequences arising from this There are no meaningful security consequences arising from this
registry update. registry update.
4. Informative References 4. Informative References
[I-D.ietf-idr-large-community] [I-D.ietf-idr-large-community]
Heitz, J., Snijders, J., Patel, K., Bagdonas, I., Simpson, Heitz, J., Snijders, J., Patel, K., Bagdonas, I., Simpson,
A., and N. Hilliard, "Large BGP Communities", draft-ietf- A., and N. Hilliard, "Large BGP Communities", draft-ietf-
idr-large-community-05 (work in progress), October 2016. idr-large-community-05 (work in progress), October 2016.
[I-D.leiba-cotton-iana-5226bis]
Cotton, M., Leiba, B., and T. Narten, "Guidelines for
Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", draft-
leiba-cotton-iana-5226bis-18 (work in progress), September
2016.
Appendix A. Acknowledgements Appendix A. Acknowledgements
The author would like to gratefully acknowledge Marlien Vijfhuizen The author would like to gratefully acknowledge Marlien Vijfhuizen
who helped discover the squatting of value 30. who helped discover the squatting of value 30.
Author's Address Author's Address
Job Snijders Job Snijders
NTT Communications NTT Communications
Theodorus Majofskistraat 100 Theodorus Majofskistraat 100
Amsterdam 1065 SZ Amsterdam 1065 SZ
NL NL
Email: job@ntt.net Email: job@ntt.net
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