Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) J. Scudder
Request for Comments: 6938
Category: Standards Track May 2013
Deprecation of BGP Path Attributes: DPA, ADVERTISER,
and RCID_PATH / CLUSTER_ID
This document requests IANA to deprecate the following BGP path
attributes: DPA, ADVERTISER, and RCID_PATH / CLUSTER_ID, associated
with an abandoned Internet-Draft and a Historic RFC.
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As of this writing, the BGP Path Attributes registry maintained by
IANA contains entries for DPA, ADVERTISER, and RCID_PATH /
CLUSTER_ID. The first of these is associated with [BGPDPA], an
Internet-Draft that was abandoned in 1996. The latter are associated
], an RFC that was reclassified as Historic by [RFC4223
in 2005. Neither specification is currently in use, nor have they
Note that the deprecated CLUSTER_ID is distinct from CLUSTER_LIST
]. CLUSTER_LIST is not being deprecated.
2. IANA Considerations
Per this document, IANA has marked the BGP Path Attributes registry
entries for DPA (Value 11), ADVERTISER (Value 12), and RCID_PATH /
CLUSTER_ID (Value 13) as "deprecated".
3. Security Considerations
There are no meaningful security consequences arising from this
4. Informative References
[BGPDPA] Chen, E. and T. Bates, "Destination Preference Attribute
for BGP", Work in Progress, March 1996.
] Haskin, D., "A BGP/IDRP Route Server alternative to a full
mesh routing", RFC 1863
, October 1995.
] Savola, P., "Reclassification of RFC 1863
to Historic", RFC 4223
, October 2005.
] Bates, T., Chen, E., and R. Chandra, "BGP Route
Reflection: An Alternative to Full Mesh Internal BGP
(IBGP)", RFC 4456
, April 2006.