I understand that when you use ebgp-multihop you need use static routes as well. Maybe I'm not understanding this or not doing it right but when I put in the static route I can ping the distant end of 10.128.184.105 but when I look to see if bgp establish it isn't. I see it active but the neighbors never establish. What am I missing?
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You just need to have a route to your peering neighbor address. For EBGP, typically it is another AS, therefore no IGP , so static routing is the solution.
when BGP is active, it means have not reached established state. to troubleshoot, you need to veriffy the following:
1-can u ping 10.128.184.105 with an extended option sourced from Loopback0.
2-do u have any ACLs blocking TCP sessions.
3-make sure AS64637 are also using ebgp multihop.
4-check if AS64637 are using BGP authentication.
5-check ur logs for any additional info.
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