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ron
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Does a 2600 router support BGP?

Does a 2600 router support BGP? I am looking at doing this with my T provider. I have 2 2600 routers, I will have a T going to each. I want the provider to be able to automatically sense if one or the other is down and reroute traffic accordingly. I have been told BGP is the way to do this?

Thanks

Ron

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Re: Does a 2600 router support BGP?

Yes, you can run BGP on a 2600 router however the 2610 etc only support up to 64 Meg memory which would not be enough for the full internet routing tables. The 2620 will support 128 Meg.

New Member

Re: Does a 2600 router support BGP?

While the 2600s will support BGP, with the caveats mentioned above, if you are doing this through a single provider, you may not need BGP. You could do this via floating static routes or another, simpler routing protocol. Talk to your provider before making a decision and see how they have implemented this with other customers.

Silver

Re: Does a 2600 router support BGP?

BGP support is not a problem, but you need to design your solution carefully to get all the benefits. You do not need to run defaultless to get the availability benefits of BGP, but you will find that in general you must make a choice between availability and load sharing. Whichever you choose make sure it's working in both directions (incoming and outgoing, another common oversight). There is a brief white paper on my web site reviewing the many options for multihomed ISP connectivity you might also find interesting.

Good luck and have fun!

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