draft-ietf-grow-geomrt-03.txt   draft-ietf-grow-geomrt-04.txt 
Global Routing Operations Working Group T. Manderson Global Routing Operations Working Group T. Manderson
Internet-Draft ICANN Internet-Draft ICANN
Intended status: Standards Track August 12, 2011 Intended status: Standards Track August 12, 2011
Expires: February 13, 2012 Expires: February 13, 2012
Multi-threaded Routing Toolkit (MRT) Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Multi-threaded Routing Toolkit (MRT) Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
routing information export format with geo-location extensions routing information export format with geo-location extensions
draft-ietf-grow-geomrt-03.txt draft-ietf-grow-geomrt-04.txt
Abstract Abstract
This document updates the Multi-threaded Routing Toolkit (MRT) export This document updates the Multi-threaded Routing Toolkit (MRT) export
format for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing information by format for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing information by
extending it to include optional terrestrial coordinates of a BGP extending it to include optional terrestrial coordinates of a BGP
Collector and its BGP Peers. Collector and its BGP Peers.
Status of this Memo Status of this Memo
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individual to gain a tererestrial insight to the routes seen by a BGP individual to gain a tererestrial insight to the routes seen by a BGP
speaker. Such data may ultimately aide reserachers in understanding speaker. Such data may ultimately aide reserachers in understanding
any disparity between the geographical location of networks and the any disparity between the geographical location of networks and the
topological location of networks in addition to the relationships topological location of networks in addition to the relationships
between geographical position and routing anomolies. Such insight between geographical position and routing anomolies. Such insight
could provide future input into network design or network security. could provide future input into network design or network security.
This memo documents an optional extension to the "MRT format" This memo documents an optional extension to the "MRT format"
[I-D.ietf-grow-mrt] and introduces an additional definition of a MRT [I-D.ietf-grow-mrt] and introduces an additional definition of a MRT
subtype field that includes the terestrial coordinates of a BGP subtype field that includes the terestrial coordinates of a BGP
Collector and its BGP Peers. A compliant MRT implementation does not Collector and its BGP Peers.
necessarily need to implement these optional geo-location extensions.
3. Definitions 3. Definitions
Coordinates: A set of geographic latitude and longitude specifying a Coordinates: A set of geographic latitude and longitude specifying a
location on the Earth. location on the Earth.
BGP Speaker: A network device which exchanges network routing BGP Speaker: A network device which exchanges network routing
information using BGP. information using BGP.
Geo-location: Assigning a set of coordinates to a specific artifact, Geo-location: Assigning a set of coordinates to a specific artifact,
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