draft-ietf-idr-ext-opt-param-01.txt   draft-ietf-idr-ext-opt-param-02.txt 
Internet Engineering Task Force E. Chen Internet Engineering Task Force E. Chen
Internet-Draft Cisco Systems Internet-Draft Cisco Systems
Intended status: Standards Track J. Scudder Intended status: Standards Track J. Scudder
Expires: March 24, 2011 Juniper Networks Expires: January 1, 2012 Juniper Networks
September 20, 2010 June 30, 2011
Extended Optional Parameters Length for BGP OPEN Message Extended Optional Parameters Length for BGP OPEN Message
draft-ietf-idr-ext-opt-param-01 draft-ietf-idr-ext-opt-param-02
Abstract Abstract
The Optional Parameters in the BGP OPEN message as defined in the The Optional Parameters in the BGP OPEN message as defined in the
base BGP specification are limited to 255 octets due to a one-octet base BGP specification are limited to 255 octets due to a one-octet
length field. BGP Capabilities are carried in this field and may length field. BGP Capabilities are carried in this field and may
foreseeably exceed 255 octets in the future, leading to concern about foreseeably exceed 255 octets in the future, leading to concern about
this limitation. this limitation.
In this document we extend the BGP OPEN length field in a backward- In this document we extend the BGP OPEN length field in a backward-
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