Last Call: <draft-ietf-grow-bgp-gshut-13.txt> (Graceful BGP session shutdown) to Proposed Standard
The IESG has received a request from the Global Routing Operations WG (grow)
to consider the following document: - 'Graceful BGP session shutdown'
<draft-ietf-grow-bgp-gshut-13.txt> as Proposed Standard
This is a second IETF Last Call. The document had an initial LC as an Informational
document, but the IESG felt it was more appropriate to be Standards Track. As the
Last Call time will run into the end of the year holiday period, we are requesting
a 4-week Last Call.
The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final
comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the
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This draft standardizes a new well-known BGP community
GRACEFUL_SHUTDOWN to signal the graceful shutdown of paths. This
draft also describes operational procedures which use this community
to reduce the amount of traffic lost when BGP peering sessions are
about to be shut down deliberately, e.g. for planned maintenance.