eBGP Multihop

Hannes Frederic Sowa hannes at mailcolloid.de
Thu Sep 2 15:44:29 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Graham Beneke <graham at apolix.co.za> wrote:
> I have been asked to investigate moving an entire network to multi-hop on
> all the eBGP sessions. Basically all upstreams, downstreams and peers will
> eBGP with a route reflector located in the core. This RR will be some kind
> of quagga or similar box. The dev guys want to be able to poke at the BGP
> feeds directly and do *magic* that standard router aren't capable of.
> My gut feel is that this is a bad idea. Besides anything else it makes sane
> link state detection very challenging - especially where we have multiple
> sessions with a peer.

I have not tried yet, but you could have a look at [1]. Perhaps it
could be extended to match your needs.
Do you run an IGP?


[1] http://kbfd.sourceforge.net/

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