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MED

Last year, we discussed the MED attribute and how it can be useful along the local preference and the AS path as a tool...

BGP and parallel links

One given in the network world is that bandwidth will increase. So that Gigabit Ethernet link that provided bandwidth to spare a year ago...

BGP path

Before we look at BGP path hunting, let's first discuss the RIP count to infinity problem. RIP, the Routing Information Protocol, is pretty much...

Resetting BGP

It's been a while since we talked about filtering BGP updates. BGP routers need to be configured with the right filters so packets don't...

BGP timers

When the BGP session between two routers is established, the two routers exchange prefixes and then start sending traffic for those prefixes to the...

As end-users, we expect to connect to an Internet Service Provider which will take our packets and deliver them to all destinations around the...

Border Gateway Protocol is unique among routing protocols because it requires a number of parameters to be configured manually on each side before two...

bgp attributes

The past few weeks we've discussed the main BGP path attributes: the next hop, the AS path, the MED. We also covered the community...

BGP-MED-attribute

When BGP needs to choose which route to reach a certain destination is best, it first looks at the local preference and AS path...

In earlier articles, we discussed the next hop and local preference attributes. Today we'll be looking at the AS_PATH attribute as well as the...


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