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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-idr-rfc3065bis-00.txt



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	Title		: Autonomous System Confederations for BGP
	Author(s)	: P. Traina et al.
	Filename	: draft-ietf-idr-rfc3065bis-00.txt
	Pages		: 16
	Date		: 2003-8-27
	
The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is an inter-autonomous system
routing protocol designed for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) networks.  BGP requires that all BGP speakers
within a single autonomous system (AS) must be fully meshed.  This
represents a serious scaling problem that has been well documented in
a number of proposals.
This document describes an extension to BGP which may be used to
create a confederation of autonomous systems that is represented as a
single autonomous system to BGP peers external to the confederation,
thereby removing the 'full mesh' requirement.  The intention of this
extension is to aid in policy administration and reduce the
management complexity of maintaining a large autonomous system.

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