BGP nexthop-self vs. EIGRP redistribution

Mark Tinka mtinka at
Mon Mar 16 17:01:08 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 17 March 2009 12:33:30 am Pete Templin wrote:

> Any NANOGers running an MPLS network and choosing instead
> to redistribute the relevant connected routes from the
> peering edge into their network (either via IGP or BGP),
> thereby allowing label switching all the way to the PE
> (and therefore out a particular interface)? Next-hop-self
> seems to trigger penultimate hop popping, resulting in an
> IP lookup on the PE.

Have you considered an explicit-null label value advertised 
by the LER?

Is your goal preservation of QoS information?


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