BGP next-hop self benefits

craig washington craigwashington01 at
Fri Dec 1 15:06:34 CST 2017

Hello everyone,

Question, what are the true benefits to using the next-hop self feature, doesn't matter what vendor.

Most information I see is just to make sure you have reach-ability for external routes via IBGP, but what if all your IBGP knows the eBGP links?

Is there a added benefit to using next hop self in this situation?

Any feedback is much appreciated, either for the question specifically or whatever else you got 😊, L3VPN's or underlying technology that has to have that.


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