A survey of the utilization of the BGP community attribute

Bruno Quoitin and Olivier Bonaventure

In this document, we describe the two most common utilizations of the BGP community attribute, namely to tag routes and indicate how a route should be redistributed by external peers. We then discuss how often these two types of community attribute are used on the basis of the RIPE whois database and of BGP table dumps.
IETF draft, work in progress, draft-quoitin-bgp-comm-survey-00.txt, February 2002.

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