IPv6 routing protocols

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Fri Jun 10 10:27:24 UTC 2011

On 10 jun 2011, at 12:20, Nick Hilliard wrote:

[nothing to support his earlier claim]

>> And it still carries link local next hop
>> addresses.

> it's a bit more subtle than that - it depends on how the underlying router operating system handles next-hop resolution and how you configure your BGP.

It doesn't depend.

RFC 4760:

   An UPDATE message that carries the MP_REACH_NLRI MUST also carry the
   ORIGIN and the AS_PATH attributes (both in EBGP and in IBGP
   exchanges).  Moreover, in IBGP exchanges such a message MUST also
   carry the LOCAL_PREF attribute.

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