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The loops option allows you to configure tolerance for occurrences of the local ASN in received route updates; normally such an occurrence indicates a BGP routing loop and results in the related route being discarded. There are certain corner-case scenarios, mostly related to VPNs and the support of EBGP on the PE-CE customer links, where you might need to alter the default value. Note that the default value of 1 indicates that a route with a single instance of the local ASN should be discarded. Therefore, to support reception of routes with a single instance of the local ASN, specify a loop value of 2.


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