BGP Communities - almost an operational question

swright at swright at
Mon Aug 31 22:01:02 UTC 1998

> I've been trying to find out any logical reason why Ciscos limit me
> to 16 communities per route. I'm not asking on cisco-nsp as I want
> to know whether other routers suffer this limitation.
> So:
> a) Have I just read the RFC wrong?
> b) Does other s/w (GateD. Bay etc.) have the same limitation?

GateD currently defaults to a maximum of 25 communities per route, but it
can be easily changed by increasing AS_COMM_MAX at compile time.

Shane Wright
Merit Network

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