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RFC 8097

BGP Prefix Origin Validation State Extended Community

Pages: 6
Proposed Standard

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      P. Mohapatra
Request for Comments: 8097                              Sproute Networks
Category: Standards Track                                       K. Patel
ISSN: 2070-1721                                             Arrcus, Inc.
                                                              J. Scudder
                                                        Juniper Networks
                                                                 D. Ward
                                                                   Cisco
                                                                 R. Bush
                                         Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.
                                                              March 2017


         BGP Prefix Origin Validation State Extended Community

Abstract

This document defines a new BGP opaque extended community to carry the origination Autonomous System (AS) validation state inside an autonomous system. Internal BGP (IBGP) speakers that receive this validation state can configure local policies that allow it to influence their decision process. Status of This Memo This is an Internet Standards Track document. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841. Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8097.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.1. Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Origin Validation State Extended Community . . . . . . . . . 3 3. Deployment Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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1. Introduction

This document defines a new BGP opaque extended community to carry the origination AS validation state inside an autonomous system. IBGP speakers that receive this validation state can configure local policies that allow it to influence their decision process.

1.1. Requirements Language

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

2. Origin Validation State Extended Community

The origin validation state extended community is an opaque extended community [RFC4360] with the following encoding: 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | 0x43 | 0x00 | Reserved | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Reserved |validationstate| +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ The value of the high-order octet of the extended Type field is 0x43, which indicates it is non-transitive. The value of the low-order octet of the extended Type field as assigned by IANA is 0x00. The Reserved field MUST be set to 0 and ignored upon the receipt of this community. The last octet of the extended community is an unsigned integer that gives the route's validation state [RFC6811]. It can assume the following values: +-------+-----------------------------+ | Value | Meaning | +-------+-----------------------------+ | 0 | Lookup result = "valid" | | 1 | Lookup result = "not found" | | 2 | Lookup result = "invalid" | +-------+-----------------------------+ If the router is configured to support the extensions defined in this document, it SHOULD attach the origin validation state extended community to BGP UPDATE messages sent to IBGP peers by mapping the computed validation state in the last octet of the extended
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   community.  Similarly, a receiving BGP speaker, in the absence of
   validation state set based on local data, SHOULD derive a validation
   state from the last octet of the extended community, if present.

   An implementation SHOULD NOT send more than one instance of the
   origin validation state extended community.  However, if more than
   one instance is received, an implementation MUST disregard all
   instances other than the one with the numerically greatest validation
   state value.  If the value received is greater than the largest
   specified value (2), the implementation MUST apply a strategy similar
   to attribute discard [RFC7606] by discarding the erroneous community
   and logging the error for further analysis.

   By default, implementations MUST drop the origin validation state
   extended community if received from an External BGP (EBGP) peer,
   without processing it further.  Similarly, by default, an
   implementation SHOULD NOT send the community to EBGP peers.  However,
   it SHOULD be possible to configure an implementation to send or
   accept the community when warranted.  An example of a case where the
   community would reasonably be received from, or sent to, an EBGP peer
   is when two adjacent ASes are under control of the same
   administration.  A second example is documented in [SIDR-RPKI].

3. Deployment Considerations

In deployment scenarios in which not all the speakers in an autonomous system are upgraded to support the extensions defined in this document, it is necessary to define policies that match on the origin validation extended community and set another BGP attribute [RFC6811] that influences selection of the best path in the same way that an implementation of this extension would.

4. IANA Considerations

IANA has registered the value 0x00, with the name "BGP Origin Validation State Extended Community", in the "Non-Transitive Opaque Extended Community Sub-Types" registry.

5. Security Considerations

Security considerations such as those described in [RFC4272] continue to apply. Because this document introduces an extended community that will generally be used to affect route selection, the analysis in Section 4.5 ("Falsification") of [RFC4593] is relevant. These issues are neither new nor unique to the origin validation extended community.
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   The security considerations provided in [RFC6811] apply equally to
   this application of origin validation.  In addition, this document
   describes a scheme where router A outsources validation to some
   router B.  If this scheme is used, the participating routers should
   have the appropriate trust relationship -- B should trust A either
   because they are under the same administrative control or for some
   other reason (for example, consider [SIDR-RPKI]).  The security
   properties of the TCP connection between the two routers should also
   be considered.  See Section 5.1 of [RFC7454] for advice regarding
   protection of the TCP connection.

6. References

6.1. Normative References

[RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2119>. [RFC4360] Sangli, S., Tappan, D., and Y. Rekhter, "BGP Extended Communities Attribute", RFC 4360, DOI 10.17487/RFC4360, February 2006, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4360>. [RFC6811] Mohapatra, P., Scudder, J., Ward, D., Bush, R., and R. Austein, "BGP Prefix Origin Validation", RFC 6811, DOI 10.17487/RFC6811, January 2013, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6811>.

6.2. Informative References

[RFC4272] Murphy, S., "BGP Security Vulnerabilities Analysis", RFC 4272, DOI 10.17487/RFC4272, January 2006, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4272>. [RFC4593] Barbir, A., Murphy, S., and Y. Yang, "Generic Threats to Routing Protocols", RFC 4593, DOI 10.17487/RFC4593, October 2006, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4593>. [RFC7454] Durand, J., Pepelnjak, I., and G. Doering, "BGP Operations and Security", BCP 194, RFC 7454, DOI 10.17487/RFC7454, February 2015, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7454>. [RFC7606] Chen, E., Ed., Scudder, J., Ed., Mohapatra, P., and K. Patel, "Revised Error Handling for BGP UPDATE Messages", RFC 7606, DOI 10.17487/RFC7606, August 2015, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7606>.
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   [SIDR-RPKI] King, T., Kopp, D., Lambrianidis, A., and A. Fenioux,
               "Signaling Prefix Origin Validation Results from a Route-
               Server to Peers", Work in Progress,
               draft-ietf-sidrops-route-server-rpki-light-01, January
               2017.

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the valuable review and suggestions from Wesley George, Roque Gagliano, and Bruno Decraene on this document.

Authors' Addresses

Pradosh Mohapatra Sproute Networks Email: mpradosh@yahoo.com Keyur Patel Arrcus, Inc. Email: keyur@arrcus.com John Scudder Juniper Networks 1194 N. Mathilda Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94089 United States of America Email: jgs@juniper.net Dave Ward Cisco 170 W. Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95124 United States of America Email: dward@cisco.com Randy Bush Internet Initiative Japan, Inc. 5147 Crystal Springs Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States of America Email: randy@psg.com