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Cisco® Networking All-in-One For Dummies® by Edward Tetz

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Chapter 9: Routing with BGP and IP Multicast

In This Chapter

check.png Configuring common options for BGP and multicast routing protocols

check.png Managing BGP and multicast routing protocols with troubleshooting tools

After the about Interior Gateway Protocols (IGP) in Chapters 7 and 8 of this minibook, this chapter takes a new tack by covering the only Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) discussed in this book: the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).

Although you may or may not find it practical to implement BGP on your network, you are likely to receive some benefit from implementing multicast routing, particularly if you want multicast traffic to traverse your network without issue. In this chapter, you examine how to configure and troubleshoot the BGP protocol. In the multicast section, you see the main types of multicast routing, how to enable and configure a multicast router, and how to deal with troubleshooting information from the perspective of multicast routing.

Routing with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

As I mention in the introduction, BGP is an External Gateway Protocol (EGP), which means it is designed to act as a routing protocol on the edge of your network, passing routing information about the structure of your network behind your gateway router. This information can then be sent on to other ...

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