ip bgp-community new-format




ip bgp-community new-format
no ip bgp-community new-format


Syntax Description:

This command has no argument or keywords.


Command Description:

To display BGP communities in the format AA:NN (autonomous system-community number/2-byte number), use the ip bgp-community new-format command in global configuration mode. To reenable the previous display format for BGP communities (one 32-bit number), use the no form of this command.

RFC 1997, BGP Communities Attribute specifies that a BGP community is made up of two parts that are 2 bytes long. The first part is the autonomous system number and the second part is a 2-byte number. In the most recent version of the RFC, a community is of the form AA:NN. The Cisco default community format is one 32-bit number. The ip bgp-community new-format command changes the community format to AA:NN to conform to RFC 1997.

Default: BGP communities are displayed in the Cisco default format, one 32-bit number.


The following example upgrades a router that uses the 32-bit number community format to the AA:NN format:

Router(config)#ip bgp-community new-format

The following example shows how BGP community numbers are displayed when the ip bgp-community new-format command is enabled:

Router# show ip bgp
BGP routing table entry for, version 4
Paths: (2 available, best #2, table Default-IP-Routing-Table)
Advertised to non peer-group peers:
35 from (
Origin incomplete, metric 10, localpref 100, valid, external
Community: 1:1
Local from (
Origin incomplete, metric 0, localpref 100, weight 32768, valid, sourced, best



Related Commands:

show ip bgp

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