Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

Iljitsch Van Beijnum


Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol used to switch routing info around the net. It allows ISPs to hook up with one another and for end-users to connect with a couple of ISP. BGP is the one protocol that's designed to house a community of the Internet's dimension, and the one protocol which could deal good with having a number of connections to unrelated routing domains.

This booklet is a advisor to all points of BGP: the protocol, its configuration and operation in a web atmosphere, and the way to troubleshooting it. The booklet additionally describes tips on how to safe BGP, and the way BGP can be utilized as a device in battling disbursed Denial of carrier (DDoS) assaults. even though the examples all through this ebook are for Cisco routers, the suggestions mentioned should be utilized to any BGP-capable router.

The issues include:
* soliciting for an AS quantity and IP addresses
* path filtering through distant ISPs and the way to prevent this
* Configuring the preliminary BGP setup
* Balancing the to be had incoming or outgoing site visitors over the on hand connections
* Securing and troubleshooting BGP
* BGP in higher networks: interplay with inner routing protocols, scalability issues
* BGP in net merchant networks
The booklet is stuffed with a variety of configuration examples with extra advanced case reviews on the finish of the publication to bolster your figuring out. BGP is for somebody drawn to developing trustworthy connectivity to the web.

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