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        RFC 8326

        Title:      Graceful BGP Session Shutdown 
        Author:     P. Francois, Ed.,
                    B. Decraene, Ed.,
                    C. Pelsser,
                    K. Patel,
                    C. Filsfils
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2018
        Mailbox:    pfr...@gmail.com, 
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 21701
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-grow-bgp-gshut-13.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8326

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8326

This document standardizes a new well-known BGP community,
GRACEFUL_SHUTDOWN, to signal the graceful shutdown of paths.  This
document also describes operational procedures that use this
well-known community to reduce the amount of traffic lost when BGP peering
sessions are about to be shut down deliberately, e.g., for planned

This document is a product of the Global Routing Operations Working Group of 
the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet Standards Track
protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
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