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This draft is a work item of the Inter-Domain Routing Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
Author(s) : S. Ramachandra, Y. Rekhter, R. Fernando,
J. Scudder, E. Chen
Filename : draft-ietf-idr-restart-00.txt
Pages : 9
Date : 19-Dec-00
This document proposes a mechanism for BGP that would help minimize
the negative effects on routing caused by BGP restart. An End-of-RIB
marker is specified and can be used to convey routing convergence
information. A new BGP capability, termed 'Graceful Restart
Capability', is defined which would allow a BGP speaker to express
its ability to preserve forwarding state during BGP restart. Finally,
procedures are outlined for temporarily retaining routing information
across a TCP transport reset.
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