Best practices IPv4/IPv6 BGP (dual stack)

Jared Mauch jared at
Fri May 2 19:47:24 UTC 2014

On May 2, 2014, at 3:44 PM, Deepak Jain <deepak at> wrote:

> Between peering routers on a dual-stacked network, is it considered best practices to have two BGP sessions (one for v4 and one for v6) between them? Or is it better to put v4 in the v6 session or v6 in the v4 session?

We use v4 transport for v4 routes and v6 transport for v6 routes only.

This way if one plane is unstable the other is unaffected.

- Jared

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