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BGP Fundamentals and General Operation
If you were to ask the average Internet
user, or even that typical network administrator, to make a list of
the ten most important TCP/IP protocols, it's probable that BGP wouldn't
often show up. Routing protocols are worker bees of the
TCP/IP suite and just not very exciting. The reality, however, is that
BGP is a critically important protocol to the operation of larger internetworks
and the Internet itself. It is the glue that binds smaller
internetworks (autonomous systems) together, and it ensures that every
organization is able to share routing information. It is this function
that lets us take disparate networks and internetworks and find efficient
routes from any host to any other host, regardless of location.
In this section I begin our look
at the very important BGP protocol by covering its basic concepts and
general operation. I start, as usual, with an overview of the protocol
and discussion of its history, standards and versions, including a discussion
of its key features and characteristics. I then cover basic operational
concepts, including topology, the notion of BGP speakers and
neighbor relationships. I discuss BGP traffic types and how policies
can be used to control traffic flows on the internetwork. I explain
how BGP routers store and advertise routes, and the function of Routing
Information Bases (RIBs). I describe the basic algorithm used by BGP
and how path attributes describe routes. I then provide a summary of
how the BGP route selection process operates. I conclude with a general
description of BGP's operation and its high-level use of various messages.
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