Tutorial

TROU09: BGP Techniques

Duration
½ day
Level of Study
Intermediate

Synopsis

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is one of the key routing protocols that run the Internet. Routing protocol defines how messages are transferred from a host to a destination within the Internet. This tutorial will focus on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the protocol behind all inter-domain routing decisions on the Internet. The discussion will focus on the protocol features and attributes, BGP configuration, routes and peer groups.

Target audience

This course is designed for network engineers, systems administrators, and anyone who wishes to advance their knowledge of IP networks.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of Internet networking, TCP/IP and Routing fundamentals is recommended.

Course outline

  • What is BGP?
  • BGP Features
  • Path Vector Protocol
  • Autonomous System
  • BGP General Operation
  • Configuring BGP
  • What is an attribute?
  • BGP path attributes
  • Well-known and Optional Attributes
  • Mandatory and Discretionary Attributes
  • AS-Path, Next-Hop
  • Local Preferences
  • Community and MED