Curious on show ip bgp

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Sep 15th, 2010

Hi all,

In the output of sh ip bgp, "e" would never appear at end of the output becuase EGP is not in use any more. I am just curious as to why it still exists in description part when it does not at all appear in the output.

Thank you,


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Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 09/15/2010 - 06:45

Hello Ram,

for backward compatibility and because you could set origin to e in a route-map clause ...

This is BGP version 4, and it is common practice to provide some level of backward compatibilty in defining new versions of a protocol.

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