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Optimal Routing Design by Alvaro Retana, Don Slice, Russ White

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Chapter 6. BGP Cores and Network Scalability

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol that glues the Internet together. It falls under the Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) category—unlike the protocols described in previous chapters, which are Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs). BGP version 4 is the current version, but throughout this book, it is referred to simply as BGP.

Traditionally, BGP has been used to exchange routing information between different autonomous systems. In the typical configuration, BGP ties Internet service providers (ISPs) to their customers and each other. This chapter does not deal with connections to the Internet or inter-ISP operations. Instead, it presents the proven, robust, and scalable BGP features that ...

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