A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4), March Canonical URL: https://www. ; File formats: Plain Text PDF; Status: DRAFT. Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia RFC RFC Network Working Group Request for Comments: A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4). RFC A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4) (Q). request for comments publication. RFC; A Border Gateway Protocol 4.

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Confederations are used in very large networks where a large AS can be configured to encompass smaller more manageable internal ASs. If a router is misconfigured or mismanaged then it may get into a rapid cycle between down and up states. The main difference bgl iBGP and eBGP peering is in the way routes that were received from one peer are propagated to other peers.

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The first state is the “Idle” state. If unsuccessful, it starts the ConnectRetry timer and transitions to the “Active” state upon expiration. AS2 will see the three routes, and depending on the routing policy of AS2, it will store a copy of the three routes, or aggregate the prefix’s This technique does not increase the number of routes seen on the global BGP table.

This pattern of repeated withdrawal and re-announcement known as route flapping can cause excessive activity in all the other routers that know about the broken link, as the same route is continually injected and withdrawn from the routing tables. This mechanism consists of a set of rules. Confederations can be used in conjunction with route reflectors. Thus, it allows a multicast routing topology different from the unicast routing topology.

During the peering handshake, when OPEN messages are exchanged, BGP speakers can negotiate [7] optional capabilities of the session, including multiprotocol extensions and various recovery modes. Retrieved from ” https: Other commercial routers may need a specific software executable image that contains BGP, or a license that enables it.

The major enhancement was the support for Classless Inter-Domain Routing and use of route aggregation to decrease the size of routing tables. In large networks, this number of sessions may degrade performance of routers, due to either a lack of memory, or high CPU process requirements. After verifying that the next hop is reachable, if the route comes from an internal i.


This causes scaling problems, since the number of required connections grows quadratically with the number of routers involved. These tools may be combined, for example, as a hierarchy of route reflectors. Retrieved 15 Aug Since the current rule may cause different behavior than the vendor interpretations, BGP implementations that used the nonstandard default value have a configuration feature that allows the old or standard rule to be selected.

This all counts as AS1 announcing four routes.

If AS2 wants to send data to prefix The router may have to keep more than one copy of a route, so it can manage different policies for route advertising and acceptance to a specific neighboring AS.

Please integrate the section’s contents into the article as a whole, or rewrite the material.

Retrieved March 16, By eligible to be submittedBGP will submit the routes that it considers best to the main routing table rfv.

Until latethe global routing table was growing exponentiallythreatening an eventual widespread breakdown of connectivity.

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If the router does not have a route to that destination from any non-BGP source, the withdrawn route will be removed from the main routing table.

The term view is often used for these different policy relationships on a running router. Multiprotocol BGP allows information about the topology of IP multicast-capable routers to be exchanged separately from the topology of normal IPv4 unicast routers. Once the interface goes down, and there are no more preferred routes, the Loc-RIB route would be installed in the main routing table.

The extended format consists of one or two octets for the type field followed by seven or six octets for the respective community attribute content. Such cases will increase the number of routes as seen on the global BGP table. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Routers on the boundary of one AS exchanging information with another AS are called border or edge routers or simply eBGP peers and are typically connected directly, while iBGP peers can be interconnected through other intermediate routers.


The BGP Extended Community Attribute was added inin order to extend the range of such attributes and to provide a community attribute structuring by means of a type field.

With the introduction of 32 bits AS numbers, some issues were immediately obvious with the community attribute that only defines a 16 bits ASN field, which prevents the matching between this field and the real ASN value. Instead, an ISP generally publishes a rrc of well-known or proprietary communities with a description for each one, which essentially becomes an agreement of how prefixes are to be treated.

Again depending on implementation, separate tables may be kept for each view of a different peer AS. These devices, however, may be perfectly reasonable and useful when used for BGP routing of some bhp part of the network, such as a confederation-AS representing one of several smaller 11771 that are linked, by a BGP backbone of backbonesor a small enterprise that announces routes to an ISP but only accepts a default route and perhaps a small number of aggregated routes.

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Depending on the implementation of that process, the BGP route is not necessarily selected. On the Internet, a BGP routing efc may cause outages for several minutes. When the number of flaps is small, the global routing dynamics deviates significantly bvp the expected behavior with a longer convergence delay.

This method also successfully avoids the overhead of route flap damping for iBGP sessions. The IANA registry therefore provides different number ranges for the attribute types.

BGP may be used for routing within an autonomous system. Both confederations and route reflectors can be subject to persistent oscillation unless specific design rules, affecting both BGP and rfv interior routing protocol, are followed. Inonly AS numbers were still available, and projections [30] were envisioning a complete depletion of available AS numbers in September