April 15, 2010

BGP Next-Hop-Self Attribute

The BGP Next Hop Attribute is useful when passing routes received from an eBGP speaker and advertised to an iBGP speaker within the same Autonomous System. By default when a route is advertised to an eBGP outside of the AS, the router will make sure that the next hop attribute reflects its IP address… now imagine a route is advertised to an iBGP speaker and sourced into the BGP AS group. ... Read more