Large BGP Communities

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What is are Large BGP Communities?
Large BGP Communities are a way of signaling information between BGP networks. Communities are often used to either send information or trigger an action (such as depref, prepend, block exporting).
Why are you doing this?
Network operators have been deprived of a workable solution for 4-byte ASNs far too long. It is time to address the elephant in the room and get running code into the hands of Network Operators ASAP.
Who is behind this?
Quite a large group of people: Jakob Heitz (Cisco), Job Snijders (NTT Communications), Keyur Patel (Arrcus), Ignas Bagdonas (Equinix), Adam Simpson (Nokia), Nick Hilliard (INEX), Gunter van de Velde, Marco Marzetti, Eduardo Ascenço Reis, Mark Schouten, Paul Hoogsteder, Martijn Schmidt, Greg Hankins, Acee Lindem, Bertrand Duvivier, Barry O’Donovan, Grzegorz Janoszka, Linda Dunbar, Marco Davids, Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Jeff Tantsura, Teun Vink, Adam Davenport, Theodore Baschak, Pier Carlo Chiodi, Nabeel Cocker, Ian Dickinson, Jan Baggen, Duncan Lockwood, David Farmer, Randy Bush, Wim Henderickx, Stefan Plug, Kay Rechthien, Rob Shakir, Warren Kumari, Gert Doering, Thomas King, Mikael Abrahamsson, Wesley Steehouwer, Sander Steffann, Brad Dreisbach, Martin Millnert, Christopher Morrow, Jay Borkenhagen, Arnold Nipper, Joe Provo, Niels Bakker, Bill Fenner, Tom Daly, Ben Maddison, Alexander Azimov and Brian Dickson.
Well, still have something on your mind?
Please drop a line to the I-D authors or an issue on Github.