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the packet will travel through if it uses the particular route) in order to
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avoid routing loops.
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<p>BIRD supports all requirements of the BGP4 standard as defined in
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<rfc id="4271"> It also supports the community attributes (<rfc id="1997">),
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capability negotiation (<rfc id="5492">), MD5 password authentication
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(<rfc id="2385">), extended communities (<rfc id="4360">), route reflectors
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(<rfc id="4456">), AS confederations (<rfc id="5065">), graceful restart
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(<rfc id="4724">), multiprotocol extensions (<rfc id="4760">), 4B AS numbers
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(<rfc id="4893">), and 4B AS numbers in extended communities (<rfc id="5668">).
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For IPv6, it uses the standard multiprotocol extensions defined in
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<rfc id="4760"> and applied to IPv6 according to <rfc id="2545">.
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<sect1>Supported standards:
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<label id="bgp-standards">
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<itemize>
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<item> <rfc id="4271"> - Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP)
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<item> <rfc id="1997"> - BGP Communities Attribute
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<item> <rfc id="2385"> - Protection of BGP Sessions via TCP MD5 Signature
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<item> <rfc id="2545"> - Use of BGP Multiprotocol Extensions for IPv6
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<item> <rfc id="2918"> - Route Refresh Capability
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<item> <rfc id="3107"> - Carrying Label Information in BGP
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<item> <rfc id="4360"> - BGP Extended Communities Attribute
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<item> <rfc id="4364"> - BGP/MPLS IPv4 Virtual Private Networks
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<item> <rfc id="4456"> - BGP Route Reflection
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<item> <rfc id="4486"> - Subcodes for BGP Cease Notification Message
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<item> <rfc id="4659"> - BGP/MPLS IPv6 Virtual Private Networks
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<item> <rfc id="4724"> - Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
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<item> <rfc id="4760"> - Multiprotocol extensions for BGP
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<item> <rfc id="4798"> - Connecting IPv6 Islands over IPv4 MPLS
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<item> <rfc id="5065"> - AS confederations for BGP
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<item> <rfc id="5082"> - Generalized TTL Security Mechanism
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<item> <rfc id="5492"> - Capabilities Advertisement with BGP
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<item> <rfc id="5549"> - Advertising IPv4 NLRI with an IPv6 Next Hop
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<item> <rfc id="5575"> - Dissemination of Flow Specification Rules
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<item> <rfc id="5668"> - 4-Octet AS Specific BGP Extended Community
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<item> <rfc id="6286"> - AS-Wide Unique BGP Identifier
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<item> <rfc id="6608"> - Subcodes for BGP Finite State Machine Error
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<item> <rfc id="6793"> - BGP Support for 4-Octet AS Numbers
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<item> <rfc id="7313"> - Enhanced Route Refresh Capability for BGP
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<item> <rfc id="7606"> - Revised Error Handling for BGP UPDATE Messages
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<item> <rfc id="7911"> - Advertisement of Multiple Paths in BGP
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<item> <rfc id="7947"> - Internet Exchange BGP Route Server
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<item> <rfc id="8092"> - BGP Large Communities Attribute
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</itemize>
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<sect1>Route selection rules
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<label id="bgp-route-select-rules">

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