problem with BGP or I am an Idiot

Jay Hennigan jay at
Fri Nov 17 17:27:53 UTC 2006

Philip Lavine wrote:
> To all,
> Probabaly the the latter; however here is the situation. I am advertising a rte via BGP to the Internet via ISP_A via my location in NJ. At my other location in CA where I am advertising another rte via BGP to the Internet via the same ISP_A. I am using the same AS for both routes. 

Don't do that then.

> For some reason on my rtr advertising the rte I am unable to see the rte "% Network not in table". I know rte is valid it shows up in looking glass and ISP_A has it on the peer recevies full Internet rtes from. Further verification: I add a static rte on rtr to and its routable???

The reason is that a BGP router won't accept a route containing its own 
AS from an external peer.

You can add a static route on both routers to the other network with the 
gateway of your ISP.  A floating static default may also work.  Or get a 
  different AS for the other end.

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