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Cisco Self-Study: Implementing IPv6 Networks (IPV6) by Régis Desmeules

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EGP Protocols for IPv6

The first family of routing protocols presented in this chapter is related to the EGPs. EGPs are used for peering between autonomous systems (ASs). This section presents only one EGP, the well-known Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4). BGP-4 is the de facto EGP used in interdomains by providers and organizations to exchange routing information between ASs.

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The content of this chapter is organized in order from the most-prominent routing protocols to the least-prominent. BGP-4 with IPv6 support has been available in the Cisco IOS Software technology since 1995, and it has been used on the 6bone for six years. Thus, BGP-4 is considered the most prominent IPv6 routing protocol used on the 6bone and on the IPv6 Internet ...

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