If I have two eBGP peering that I am a CE router facing a LAN Layer 3 switch and facing a service provider PE. So I have default 60/180 seconds with PE and I have set 5/15 facing LAN layer 3 to peer with.
So are the two bgp peers timers are independent for bgp to start up and establish sessions?
>> o does that means in my router I can have two independent sessions and each with different timers?
>>When you refer to the lower value use, are you referring to within a single session such as L3 and CE, If I set 5/15 and L3 set 20/60, then for this single session between L3 and CE, it will use 5/15. But this is not related to a separate session between CE and PE that I set for 60/180, correct?
yes it is correct proposed timers should be part of the BGP open message and can be session specific
Hope to help