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BGP Support for 4-byte ASN

Last Updated: November 21, 2012

The Cisco implementation of 4-byte autonomous system numbers uses asplain (65538, for example) as the default regular expression match and the output display format for AS numbers. However, you can configure 4-byte autonomous system numbers in both the asplain format and the asdot format as described in RFC 5396.

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Information About BGP Support for 4-byte ASN

BGP Autonomous System Number Formats

Prior to January 2009, BGP autonomous system numbers that were allocated to companies were 2-octet numbers in the range from 1 to 65535 as described in RFC 4271, A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4). Due to increased demand for autonomous system numbers, the Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA) will start in January 2009 to allocate four-octet autonomous system numbers in the range from 65536 to 4294967295. RFC 5396, Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers, documents three methods of representing autonomous system numbers. Cisco has implemented the following two methods:

  • Asplain--Decimal value notation where both 2-byte and 4-byte autonomous system numbers are represented by their decimal value. For example, 65526 is a 2-byte autonomous system number and 234567 is a 4-byte autonomous system number.
  • Asdot--Autonomous system dot notation where 2-byte autonomous system numbers are represented by their decimal value and 4-byte autonomous system numbers are represented by a dot notation. For example, 65526 is a 2-byte autonomous system number and 1.169031 is a 4-byte autonomous system number (this is dot notation for the 234567 decimal number).

For details about the third method of representing autonomous system numbers, see RFC 5396.

Asdot Only Autonomous System Number Formatting

In Cisco IOS XE Release 2.3, the 4-octet (4-byte) autonomous system numbers are entered and displayed only in asdot notation, for example, 1.10 or 45000.64000. When using regular expressions to match 4-byte autonomous system numbers the asdot format includes a period, which is a special character in regular expressions. A backslash must be entered before the period (for example, 1\.14) to ensure the regular expression match does not fail. The table below shows the format in which 2-byte and 4-byte autonomous system numbers are configured, matched in regular expressions, and displayed in show command output in Cisco IOS images where only asdot formatting is available.

Table 1Asdot Only 4-Byte Autonomous System Number Format

Format

Configuration Format

Show Command Output and Regular Expression Match Format

asdot

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 1.0 to 65535.65535

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 1.0 to 65535.65535

Asplain as Default Autonomous System Number Formatting

In Cisco IOS XE Release 2.4 and later releases, the Cisco implementation of 4-byte autonomous system numbers uses asplain as the default display format for autonomous system numbers, but you can configure 4-byte autonomous system numbers in both the asplain and asdot format. In addition, the default format for matching 4-byte autonomous system numbers in regular expressions is asplain, so you must ensure that any regular expressions to match 4-byte autonomous system numbers are written in the asplain format. If you want to change the default show command output to display 4-byte autonomous system numbers in the asdot format, use the bgp asnotation dot command under router configuration mode. When the asdot format is enabled as the default, any regular expressions to match 4-byte autonomous system numbers must be written using the asdot format, or the regular expression match will fail. The tables below show that although you can configure 4-byte autonomous system numbers in either asplain or asdot format, only one format is used to display show command output and control 4-byte autonomous system number matching for regular expressions, and the default is asplain format. To display 4-byte autonomous system numbers in show command output and to control matching for regular expressions in the asdot format, you must configure the bgp asnotation dot command. After enabling the bgp asnotation dot command, a hard reset must be initiated for all BGP sessions by entering the clear ip bgp * command.


Note


If you are upgrading to an image that supports 4-byte autonomous system numbers, you can still use 2-byte autonomous system numbers. The show command output and regular expression match are not changed and remain in asplain (decimal value) format for 2-byte autonomous system numbers regardless of the format configured for 4-byte autonomous system numbers.
Table 2Default Asplain 4-Byte Autonomous System Number Format

Format

Configuration Format

Show Command Output and Regular Expression Match Format

asplain

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 65536 to 4294967295

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 65536 to 4294967295

asdot

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 1.0 to 65535.65535

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 65536 to 4294967295

Table 3Asdot 4-Byte Autonomous System Number Format

Format

Configuration Format

Show Command Output and Regular Expression Match Format

asplain

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 65536 to 4294967295

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 1.0 to 65535.65535

asdot

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 1.0 to 65535.65535

2-byte: 1 to 65535 4-byte: 1.0 to 65535.65535

Reserved and Private Autonomous System Numbers

In Cisco IOS XE Release 2.3 and later releases, the Cisco implementation of BGP supports RFC 4893. RFC 4893 was developed to allow BGP to support a gradual transition from 2-byte autonomous system numbers to 4-byte autonomous system numbers. A new reserved (private) autonomous system number, 23456, was created by RFC 4893 and this number cannot be configured as an autonomous system number in the Cisco IOS CLI.

RFC 5398, Autonomous System (AS) Number Reservation for Documentation Use, describes new reserved autonomous system numbers for documentation purposes. Use of the reserved numbers allow configuration examples to be accurately documented and avoids conflict with production networks if these configurations are literally copied. The reserved numbers are documented in the IANA autonomous system number registry. Reserved 2-byte autonomous system numbers are in the contiguous block, 64496 to 64511 and reserved 4-byte autonomous system numbers are from 65536 to 65551 inclusive.

Private 2-byte autonomous system numbers are still valid in the range from 64512 to 65534 with 65535 being reserved for special use. Private autonomous system numbers can be used for internal routing domains but must be translated for traffic that is routed out to the Internet. BGP should not be configured to advertise private autonomous system numbers to external networks. Cisco IOS software does not remove private autonomous system numbers from routing updates by default. We recommend that ISPs filter private autonomous system numbers.


Note


Autonomous system number assignment for public and private networks is governed by the IANA. For information about autonomous-system numbers, including reserved number assignment, or to apply to register an autonomous system number, see the following URL: http://www.iana.org/.

Cisco Implementation of 4-Byte Autonomous System Numbers

In Cisco IOS XE Release 2.4 and later releases, the Cisco implementation of 4-byte autonomous system numbers uses asplain--65538, for example--as the default regular expression match and output display format for autonomous system numbers, but you can configure 4-byte autonomous system numbers in both the asplain format and the asdot format as described in RFC 5396. To change the default regular expression match and output display of 4-byte autonomous system numbers to asdot format, use the bgp asnotation dot command followed by the clear ip bgp * command to perform a hard reset of all current BGP sessions. For more details about 4-byte autonomous system number formats, see the "BGP Autonomous System Number Formats" section.

In Cisco IOS XE Release 2.3, the Cisco implementation of 4-byte autonomous system numbers uses asdot--1.2, for example--as the only configuration format, regular expression match, and output display, with no asplain support. For an example of BGP peers in two autonomous systems using 4-byte numbers, see the figure below. To view a configuration example of the configuration between three neighbor peers in separate 4-byte autonomous systems configured using asdot notation, see the "Example: Configuring a BGP Routing Process and Peers Using 4-Byte Autonomous System Numbers" section.

Cisco also supports RFC 4893, which was developed to allow BGP to support a gradual transition from 2-byte autonomous system numbers to 4-byte autonomous system numbers. To ensure a smooth transition, we recommend that all BGP speakers within an autonomous system that is identified using a 4-byte autonomous system number be upgraded to support 4-byte autonomous system numbers.


Note


A new private autonomous system number, 23456, was created by RFC 4893, and this number cannot be configured as an autonomous system number in the Cisco IOS CLI.
Figure 1BGP Peers in Two Autonomous Systems Using 4-Byte Numbers


How to Configure BGP Support for 4-byte ASN

Configuring a BGP Routing Process and Peers Using 4-Byte Autonomous System Numbers

Perform this task to configure a BGP routing process and BGP peers when the BGP peers are located in an AS that uses 4-byte autonomous system numbers. The address family configured here is the default IPv4 unicast address family, and the configuration is done at Router B in the figure above (in the "Cisco Implementation of 4-Byte Autonomous System Numbers" section). The 4-byte autonomous system numbers in this task are formatted in the default asplain (decimal value) format; for example, Router B is in autonomous system number 65538 in the figure above. Remember to perform this task for any neighbor routers that are to be BGP peers.

Before You Begin

Note


By default, neighbors that are defined using the neighbor remote-as command in router configuration mode exchange only IPv4 unicast address prefixes. To exchange other address prefix types, such as IPv6 prefixes, neighbors must also be activated using the neighbor activate command in address family configuration mode for the other prefix types.



SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    router bgp autonomous-system-number

4.    neighbor ip-address remote-as autonomous-system-number

5.    Repeat Step 4 to define other BGP neighbors, as required.

6.    address-family ipv4 [unicast | multicast | vrf vrf-name]

7.    neighbor ip-address activate

8.    Repeat Step 7 to activate other BGP neighbors, as required.

9.    network network-number [mask network-mask] [route-map route-map-name]

10.    end

11.    show ip bgp [network] [network-mask]

12.    show ip bgp summary


DETAILED STEPS
 Command or ActionPurpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
router bgp autonomous-system-number


Example:

Router(config)# router bgp 65538

 

Enters router configuration mode for the specified routing process.

  • In this example, the 4-byte autonomous system number, 65538, is defined in asplain notation.
 
Step 4
neighbor ip-address remote-as autonomous-system-number


Example:

Router(config-router)# neighbor 192.168.1.2 remote-as 65536

 

Adds the IP address of the neighbor in the specified autonomous system to the IPv4 multiprotocol BGP neighbor table of the local router.

  • In this example, the 4-byte autonomous system number, 65536, is defined in asplain notation.
 
Step 5
Repeat Step 4 to define other BGP neighbors, as required.  

--

 
Step 6
address-family ipv4 [unicast | multicast | vrf vrf-name]


Example:

Router(config-router)# address-family ipv4 unicast

 

Specifies the IPv4 address family and enters address family configuration mode.

  • The unicast keyword specifies the IPv4 unicast address family. By default, the router is placed in configuration mode for the IPv4 unicast address family if the unicast keyword is not specified with the address-family ipv4 command.
  • The multicast keyword specifies IPv4 multicast address prefixes.
  • The vrf keyword and vrf-name argument specify the name of the virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) instance to associate with subsequent IPv4 address family configuration mode commands.
 
Step 7
neighbor ip-address activate


Example:

Router(config-router-af)# neighbor 192.168.1.2 activate

 

Enables the neighbor to exchange prefixes for the IPv4 unicast address family with the local router.

 
Step 8
Repeat Step 7 to activate other BGP neighbors, as required.  

--

 
Step 9
network network-number [mask network-mask] [route-map route-map-name]


Example:

Router(config-router-af)# network 172.17.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0

 

(Optional) Specifies a network as local to this autonomous system and adds it to the BGP routing table.

  • For exterior protocols the network command controls which networks are advertised. Interior protocols use the network command to determine where to send updates.
 
Step 10
end


Example:

Router(config-router-af)# end

 

Exits address family configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 11
show ip bgp [network] [network-mask]


Example:

Router# show ip bgp 10.1.1.0

 

(Optional) Displays the entries in the BGP routing table.

Note    Only the syntax applicable to this task is used in this example. For more details, see the Cisco IOS IP Routing: BGP Command Reference.
 
Step 12
show ip bgp summary


Example:

Router# show ip bgp summary

 

(Optional) Displays the status of all BGP connections.

 

Examples

The following output from the show ip bgp command at Router B shows the BGP routing table entry for network 10.1.1.0 learned from the BGP neighbor at 192.168.1.2 in Router A in the figure above with its 4-byte autonomous system number of 65536 displayed in the default asplain format.

RouterB# show ip bgp 10.1.1.0

BGP routing table entry for 10.1.1.0/24, version 2
Paths: (1 available, best #1)
  Advertised to update-groups:
     2         
  65536
    192.168.1.2 from 192.168.1.2 (10.1.1.99)
      Origin IGP, metric 0, localpref 100, valid, external, best

The following output from the show ip bgp summary command shows the 4-byte autonomous system number 65536 for the BGP neighbor 192.168.1.2 of Router A in the figure above after this task has been configured on Router B:

RouterB# show ip bgp summary

BGP router identifier 172.17.1.99, local AS number 65538
BGP table version is 3, main routing table version 3
2 network entries using 234 bytes of memory
2 path entries using 104 bytes of memory
3/2 BGP path/bestpath attribute entries using 444 bytes of memory
1 BGP AS-PATH entries using 24 bytes of memory
0 BGP route-map cache entries using 0 bytes of memory
0 BGP filter-list cache entries using 0 bytes of memory
BGP using 806 total bytes of memory
BGP activity 2/0 prefixes, 2/0 paths, scan interval 60 secs
Neighbor        V          AS MsgRcvd MsgSent   TblVer  InQ OutQ  Up/Down  Stated
192.168.1.2     4       65536       6       6        3    0    0 00:01:33       1

Troubleshooting Tips

Use the ping command to verify basic network connectivity between the BGP routers.

Modifying the Default Output and Regular Expression Match Format for 4-Byte Autonomous System Numbers

Perform this task to modify the default output format for 4-byte autonomous system numbers from asplain format to asdot notation format. The show ip bgp summary command is used to display the changes in output format for the 4-byte autonomous system numbers.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    show ip bgp summary

3.    configure terminal

4.    router bgp autonomous-system-number

5.    bgp asnotation dot

6.    end

7.    clear ip bgp *

8.    show ip bgp summary

9.    show ip bgp regexp regexp

10.    configure terminal

11.    router bgp autonomous-system-number

12.    no bgp asnotation dot

13.    end

14.    clear ip bgp *


DETAILED STEPS
 Command or ActionPurpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
show ip bgp summary


Example:

Router# show ip bgp summary

 

Displays the status of all BGP connections.

 
Step 3
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 4
router bgp autonomous-system-number


Example:

Router(config)# router bgp 65538

 

Enters router configuration mode for the specified routing process.

  • In this example, the 4-byte autonomous system number, 65538, is defined in asplain notation.
 
Step 5
bgp asnotation dot


Example:

Router(config-router)# bgp asnotation dot

 

Changes the default output format of BGP 4-byte autonomous system numbers from asplain (decimal values) to dot notation.

Note    4-byte autonomous system numbers can be configured using either asplain format or asdot format. This command affects only the output displayed for show commands or the matching of regular expressions.
 
Step 6
end


Example:

Router(config-router)# end

 

Exits address family configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 7
clear ip bgp *


Example:

Router# clear ip bgp *

 

Clears and resets all current BGP sessions.

  • In this example, a hard reset is performed to ensure that the 4-byte autonomous system number format change is reflected in all BGP sessions.
Note    Only the syntax applicable to this task is used in this example. For more details, see the Cisco IOS IP Routing: BGP Command Reference.
 
Step 8
show ip bgp summary


Example:

Router# show ip bgp summary

 

Displays the status of all BGP connections.

 
Step 9
show ip bgp regexp regexp


Example:

Router# show ip bgp regexp ^1\.0$

 

Displays routes that match the autonomous system path regular expression.

  • In this example, a regular expression to match a 4-byte autonomous system path is configured using asdot format.
 
Step 10
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 11
router bgp autonomous-system-number


Example:

Router(config)# router bgp 65538

 

Enters router configuration mode for the specified routing process.

  • In this example, the 4-byte autonomous system number, 65538, is defined in asplain notation.
 
Step 12
no bgp asnotation dot


Example:

Router(config-router)# no bgp asnotation dot

 

Resets the default output format of BGP 4-byte autonomous system numbers back to asplain (decimal values).

Note    4-byte autonomous system numbers can be configured using either asplain format or asdot format. This command affects only the output displayed for show commands or the matching of regular expressions.
 
Step 13
end


Example:

Router(config-router)# end

 

Exits router configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 14
clear ip bgp *


Example:

Router# clear ip bgp *

 

Clears and resets all current BGP sessions.

  • In this example, a hard reset is performed to ensure that the 4-byte autonomous system number format change is reflected in all BGP sessions.
Note    Only the syntax applicable to this task is used in this example. For more details, see the Cisco IOS IP Routing: BGP Command Reference.
 

Examples

The following output from the show ip bgp summary command shows the default asplain format of the 4-byte autonomous system numbers. Note the asplain format of the 4-byte autonomous system numbers, 65536 and 65550.

Router# show ip bgp summary

BGP router identifier 172.17.1.99, local AS number 65538
BGP table version is 1, main routing table version 1
Neighbor        V           AS MsgRcvd MsgSent   TblVer  InQ OutQ Up/Down  Statd
192.168.1.2     4       65536       7       7        1    0    0 00:03:04      0
192.168.3.2     4       65550       4       4        1    0    0 00:00:15      0

After the bgp asnotation dot command is configured (followed by the clear ip bgp * command to perform a hard reset of all current BGP sessions), the output is converted to asdot notation format as shown in the following output from the show ip bgp summary command. Note the asdot format of the 4-byte autonomous system numbers, 1.0 and 1.14 (these are the asdot conversions of the 65536 and 65550 autonomous system numbers.

Router# show ip bgp summary

BGP router identifier 172.17.1.99, local AS number 1.2
BGP table version is 1, main routing table version 1
Neighbor        V           AS MsgRcvd MsgSent   TblVer  InQ OutQ Up/Down  Statd
192.168.1.2     4         1.0       9       9        1    0    0 00:04:13      0
192.168.3.2     4        1.14       6       6        1    0    0 00:01:24      0

After the bgp asnotation dot command is configured (followed by the clear ip bgp * command to perform a hard reset of all current BGP sessions), the regular expression match format for 4-byte autonomous system paths is changed to asdot notation format. Although a 4-byte autonomous system number can be configured in a regular expression using either asplain format or asdot format, only 4-byte autonomous system numbers configured using the current default format are matched. In the first example below, the show ip bgp regexp command is configured with a 4-byte autonomous system number in asplain format. The match fails because the default format is currently asdot format and there is no output. In the second example using asdot format, the match passes and the information about the 4-byte autonomous system path is shown using the asdot notation.


Note


The asdot notation uses a period, which is a special character in Cisco regular expressions. To remove the special meaning, use a backslash before the period.
Router# show ip bgp regexp ^65536$

Router# show ip bgp regexp ^1\.0$

BGP table version is 2, local router ID is 172.17.1.99
Status codes: s suppressed, d damped, h history, * valid, > best, i - internal,
              r RIB-failure, S Stale
Origin codes: i - IGP, e - EGP, ? - incomplete
   Network          Next Hop            Metric LocPrf Weight Path
*> 10.1.1.0/24      192.168.1.2              0             0 1.0 i

Configuration Examples for BGP Support for 4-byte ASN

Examples: Configuring a BGP Routing Process and Peers Using 4-Byte Autonomous System Numbers

Asplain Format

The following example shows the configuration for Router A, Router B, and Router E in the figure below with a BGP process configured between three neighbor peers (at Router A, at Router B, and at Router E) in separate 4-byte autonomous systems configured using asplain notation. IPv4 unicast routes are exchanged with all peers.

Figure 2BGP Peers Using 4-Byte Autonomous System Numbers in Asplain Format


Router A

router bgp 65536
 bgp router-id 10.1.1.99
 no bgp default ipv4-unicast
 bgp fast-external-fallover
 bgp log-neighbor-changes
 timers bgp 70 120
 neighbor 192.168.1.1 remote-as 65538
 !
 address-family ipv4
  neighbor 192.168.1.1 activate
  no auto-summary
  no synchronization
  network 10.1.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0
  exit-address-family

Router B

router bgp 65538
 bgp router-id 172.17.1.99
 no bgp default ipv4-unicast
 bgp fast-external-fallover
 bgp log-neighbor-changes
 timers bgp 70 120
 neighbor 192.168.1.2 remote-as 65536
 neighbor 192.168.3.2 remote-as 65550
 neighbor 192.168.3.2 description finance
 !
 address-family ipv4
  neighbor 192.168.1.2 activate
  neighbor 192.168.3.2 activate
  no auto-summary
  no synchronization
  network 172.17.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0
  exit-address-family

Router E

router bgp 65550
 bgp router-id 10.2.2.99
 no bgp default ipv4-unicast
 bgp fast-external-fallover
 bgp log-neighbor-changes
 timers bgp 70 120
 neighbor 192.168.3.1 remote-as 65538
 !
 address-family ipv4
  neighbor 192.168.3.1 activate
  no auto-summary
  no synchronization
  network 10.2.2.0 mask 255.255.255.0
  exit-address-family

Asdot Format

The following example shows how to create the configuration for Router A, Router B, and Router E in the figure below with a BGP process configured between three neighbor peers (at Router A, at Router B, and at Router E) in separate 4-byte autonomous systems configured using the default asdot format. IPv4 unicast routes are exchanged with all peers.

Figure 3BGP Peers Using 4-Byte Autonomous System Numbers in Asdot Format


Router A

router bgp 1.0
 bgp router-id 10.1.1.99
 no bgp default ipv4-unicast
 bgp fast-external-fallover
 bgp log-neighbor-changes
 timers bgp 70 120
 neighbor 192.168.1.1 remote-as 1.2
 !
 address-family ipv4
  neighbor 192.168.1.1 activate
  no auto-summary
  no synchronization
  network 10.1.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0
  exit-address-family

Router B

router bgp 1.2
 bgp router-id 172.17.1.99
 no bgp default ipv4-unicast
 bgp fast-external-fallover
 bgp log-neighbor-changes
 timers bgp 70 120
 neighbor 192.168.1.2 remote-as 1.0
 neighbor 192.168.3.2 remote-as 1.14
 neighbor 192.168.3.2 description finance
 !
 address-family ipv4
  neighbor 192.168.1.2 activate
  neighbor 192.168.3.2 activate
  no auto-summary
  no synchronization
  network 172.17.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0
  exit-address-family

Router E

router bgp 1.14
 bgp router-id 10.2.2.99
 no bgp default ipv4-unicast
 bgp fast-external-fallover
 bgp log-neighbor-changes
 timers bgp 70 120
 neighbor 192.168.3.1 remote-as 1.2
 !
 address-family ipv4
  neighbor 192.168.3.1 activate
  no auto-summary
  no synchronization
  network 10.2.2.0 mask 255.255.255.0
  exit-address-family

Examples: Configuring a VRF and Setting an Extended Community Using a BGP 4-Byte Autonomous System Number

Asplain Default Format in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)SY8, 12.0(33)S3, 12.2(33)SRE, 12.2(33)SXI1, and Later Releases

The following example is available in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)SY8, 12.0(33)S3, 12.2(33)SRE, 12.2(33)XNE, 12.2(33)SXI1, and later releases and shows how to create a VRF with a route-target that uses a 4-byte autonomous system number, 65537, and how to set the route target to extended community value 65537:100 for routes that are permitted by the route map.

ip vrf vpn_red
 rd 64500:100
 route-target both 65537:100 
 exit
route-map red_map permit 10
 set extcommunity rt 65537:100
 end

After the configuration is completed, use the show route-map command to verify that the extended community is set to the route target that contains the 4-byte autonomous system number of 65537.

RouterB# show route-map red_map
route-map red_map, permit, sequence 10
  Match clauses:
  Set clauses:
    extended community RT:65537:100
  Policy routing matches: 0 packets, 0 bytes

Asdot Default Format in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)S12, and 12.4(24)T

The following example is available in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)S12, and 12.4(24)T and shows how to create a VRF with a route-target that uses a 4-byte autonomous system number, 1.1, and how to set the route target to extended community value 1.1:100 for routes that are permitted by the route map.


Note


In Cisco IOS Release 12.0(32)SY8, 12.0(33)S3, 12.2(33)SXI1, and later releases, this example works if you have configured asdot as the default display format using the bgp asnotation dot command.
ip vrf vpn_red
 rd 64500:100
 route-target both 1.1:100 
 exit
route-map red_map permit 10
 set extcommunity rt 1.1:100
 end

After the configuration is completed, use the show route-map command to verify that the extended community is set to the route target that contains the 4-byte autonomous system number of 1.1.

RouterB# show route-map red_map
route-map red_map, permit, sequence 10
  Match clauses:
  Set clauses:
    extended community RT:1.1:100
  Policy routing matches: 0 packets, 0 bytes

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic Document Title

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Command List, All Releases

BGP commands

Cisco IOS IP Routing: BGP Command Reference

Standards and RFCs

Standard/RFC Title

RFC 4893

BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number Space

RFC 5396

Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers

RFC 5398

Autonomous System (AS) Number Reservation for Documentation Use

Technical Assistance

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Feature Information for BGP Support for 4-byte ASN

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Table 4Feature Information for BGP Support for 4-byte ASN
Feature Name Releases Feature Information

BGP Support for 4-byte ASN

12.0(32)S12

12.0(32)SY8

12.0(33)S3

12.2(33)SRE

12.2(33)XNE

12.2(33)SXI1

12.4(24)T

15.0(1)S

Cisco IOS XE Release 2.3

Cisco IOS XE Release 2.4

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.1.0SG

15.1(1)SG

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.3SG

The BGP Support for 4-Byte ASN feature introduced support for 4-byte autonomous system numbers.

In Cisco IOS XE Release 2.4 and later releases, the Cisco implementation of 4-byte autonomous system numbers uses asplain as the default regular expression match and output display format for autonomous system numbers, but you can configure 4-byte autonomous system numbers in both the asplain format and the asdot format as described in RFC 5396. To change the default regular expression match and output display of 4-byte autonomous system numbers to asdot format, use the bgp asnotation dot command.

The following commands were introduced or modified by this feature: bgp asnotation dot, bgp confederation identifier, bgp confederation peers, all clear ip bgpcommands that configure an autonomous system number, ip as-path access-list, ip extcommunity-list, match source-protocol, neighbor local-as, neighbor remote-as, redistribute (IP), router bgp, route-target, set as-path, set extcommunity, set origin, all show ip bgp commands that display an autonomous system number, and show ip extcommunity-list.

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