BGP Route Storage and Advertisement, and BGP Routing Information Bases (RIBs)
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The job of the Border Gateway Protocol is to facilitate the exchange of route information between BGP devices, so that each router can determine efficient routes to each of the networks on an IP internetwork. This means that descriptions of routes are the key data that BGP devices work with. Every BGP speaker is responsible for managing route descriptions according to specific guidelines established in the BGP standards.
Conceptually, the overall activity of route information management can be considered to encompass four main tasks:
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