Internet-Draft BMP TLV Registration Procedures September 2023
Scudder Expires 25 March 2024 [Page]
Network Working Group
7854 (if approved)
Intended Status:
Standards Track
J. Scudder
Juniper Networks

Revision to Registration Procedures for Multiple BMP Registries


This document updates RFC 7854, BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP) by making a change to the registration procedures for several registries. Specifically, any BMP registry with a range of 32768-65530 designated "Specification Required" has that range re-designated as "First Come First Served".

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

[RFC7854] creates a number of IANA registries that include a range of 32768-65530 designated "Specification Required". Each such registry also has a large range designated "Standards Action". Subsequent experience has shown two things. First, there is less difference between these two policies in practice than there is in theory (consider that [RFC8126] explains that for Specification Required, "Publication of an RFC is an ideal means of achieving this requirement"). Second, it's desirable to have a very low bar to registration, to avoid the risk of conflicts introduced by use of unregistered code points (so-called "code point squatting").

Accordingly, this document revises the registration procedures, as given in Section 2.

2. IANA Considerations

IANA is requested to revise the following registries within the BMP group:

For each of these registries, the ranges 32768-65530 whose registration procedures were "Specification Required" are revised to have the registration procedures "First Come First Served".

3. Security Considerations

This revision to registration procedures does not change the underlying security issues inherent in the existing [RFC7854].

4. Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jeff Haas for review and encouragement, and to Tom Petch for review.

5. Normative References

Scudder, J., Ed., Fernando, R., and S. Stuart, "BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP)", RFC 7854, DOI 10.17487/RFC7854, , <>.
Cotton, M., Leiba, B., and T. Narten, "Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 8126, DOI 10.17487/RFC8126, , <>.

Author's Address

John Scudder
Juniper Networks
1194 N. Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
United States of America