Ratified BCOPs

At the February 6, 2012, IPBCOP meeting at NANOG 54, the following documents were ratified as official Best Current Operational Practices:

Other documents exist in draft status and may be ratified in future meetings.


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BCOP – Development Process

This document defines the Global Network Engineering Communities (GNEC) Best Current Operational Practices Development Process (BCOP-DP). The GNEC BCOP-DP is the process by which all BCOPs authored by the community are developed by and for the GNEC. BCOP-DPs are developed in an open and transparent manner by the GNEC. Anyone may participate in the process. …


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BCOP – IPv6 Subnetting

This BCOP provides general IPv6 subnetting guidelines that can be followed by any network operator when planning and implementing an IPv6 network deployment. The primary focus is on understanding IPv6 subnets and addressing plans, creating operational clarity and future proofing. Due primarily to the lack of a need for the scarcity mentality inherent in IPv4 …


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BCOP – Public Peering Exchange

This document describes the physical and network components that comprise the best current operational practices for connecting to a public peering exchange point. It also provides general configuration parameters and guidelines, but does not include vendor-specific configuration information. There are a multitude of exchange points around the world each of which has a set of …


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