eBGP Multihop

Tony Li tony.li at tony.li
Fri Sep 3 19:36:36 UTC 2010

On Sep 2, 2010, at 2:30 AM, Graham Beneke 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.
> Is their any BCP or operational experience that agrees or disagrees with my gut. ;-)

Multihop eBGP is a debugging tool that a developer left in the production code.


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