BGP: Building Reliable Networks with the Border Gateway Protocol

BGP: Building Reliable Networks with the Border Gateway Protocol

by Iljitsch van Beijnum
     
 

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Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol used to exchange routing information across the Internet. It makes it possible for ISPs to connect to each other and for end-users to connect to more than one ISP. BGP is the only protocol that is designed to deal with a network of the Internet's size, and the only protocol that can deal well with having multiple

Overview

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol used to exchange routing information across the Internet. It makes it possible for ISPs to connect to each other and for end-users to connect to more than one ISP. BGP is the only protocol that is designed to deal with a network of the Internet's size, and the only protocol that can deal well with having multiple connections to unrelated routing domains.
This book is a guide to all aspects of BGP: the protocol, its configuration and operation in an Internet environment, and how to troubleshooting it. The book also describes how to secure BGP, and how BGP can be used as a tool in combating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Although the examples throughout this book are for Cisco routers, the techniques discussed can be applied to any BGP-capable router.
The topics include:
Requesting an AS number and IP addresses
Route filtering by remote ISPs and how to avoid this
Configuring the initial BGP setup
Balancing the available incoming or outgoing traffic over the available connections
Securing and troubleshooting BGP
BGP in larger networks: interaction with internal routing protocols, scalability issues
BGP in Internet Service Provider networks
The book is filled with numerous configuration examples with more complex case studies at the end of the book to strengthen your understanding. BGP is for anyone interested in creating reliable connectivity to the Internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449390822
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/11/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
391,286
File size:
3 MB

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