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Title : BGP-4 Multiprotocol Next Hop Attribute
Author(s) : F. Le Faucheur et al.
Filename : draft-lefaucheur-mp-nh-00.txt
Pages : 7
Date : 2003-6-11
This document specifies a new BGP attribute, called the BGP-4
Multiprotocol Next Hop (MP_NEXT_HOP), which can optionally be used
in conjunction with the MP_REACH_NLRI defined in [MP-BGP] (or the
NLRI field defined in BGP-4) to advertise next hop information
associated with a different Network Layer protocol to the one
associated with the NLRI. This is desirable or required in a number
of environments, but is not currently possible with [MP-BGP].
In addition, the MP_NEXT_HOP provides the generic capability to
advertise information (set of TLVs) associated with the next hop.
Finally, provision is made for a future potential extension to allow
advertisement of multiple next hops.
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