BGP Routing Policy

Experience of the last years show up that a single Parent-AS shouldnot contain more than 16 locations or sites. Otherwise clarity in management is getting difficult and the amount of assigned free ip-subnetworks might be running up. In such a case it would be wise to request a new parent-AS at the IP-Coordiantion DL. There are still some free resources in the pool right now.

  • :!: POLICY: In European HAMNET routing-informations between every AS are handled by eBGP-routing.
  • :!: POLICY: Within a single AS other routing-protocols might be in use. If a single AS has more than 1 AS-neighbor, it is absolutely essential that the border-routers (eBGP) transmit identical routing-informations to every neighbor.
  • :!: POLICY: In every case loops and flapping routes have to be prevented by suitable, technical measures.
  • :!: POLICY: In the German HAMNET we prefere „Site-to-Site eBGP“ using the 32-bit AS-numbers for technical routing.

At the end of the german 16-bit-AS range we have a reservation for as-internal bgp-confederation setups (65510-65534). It can be used for some as-internal testings, e.g. routing-exchange within a confederation via iBGP. Parent-AS-maintainers have to be very carefull NOT to announce any internal as-confederation-numbers to their neighbors via eBGP on the border-routers! Internal routing informations have to be announced with the external AS-number of the confederation-group. Confederation-AS-numbers are not exclusively assigned to a single AS. So they have to be filtered out (import and export) at the border-routers of any Parent-AS.

  • :!: POLICY: Confederation-AS-numbers should never appear in an AS-path of the own AS.
  • :!: POLICY: eBGP Router are advised to filter out local-test-AS (in und out) to keep those things local.

IP-Coordination Germany advises urgently, NOT to use BGP-confederations within the German HAMNET becasue of some issues in commonly used routers and some other unpredictable side-effects. Version 1.00-2019-12-31

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