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Idle BGP Neighbor Status

BGP neighbor statement was configured but now removed from Router1. The neighboring BGP router,Router2, isn't running BGP anymore.

Why would Router1 attempt to Establish a BGP relationship with Router2?

Situation: Router1 still seeing Router2 as a neighbor which is IDLE.

Router01#sh ip bgp nei Router2

BGP neighbor is Router02, remote AS 65017, internal link

Member of peer-group iBGPPEERS for session parameters

BGP version 4, remote router ID

BGP state = Idle

Last read 3w5d, hold time is 180, keepalive interval is 60 seconds

Received 247577 messages, 0 notifications, 0 in queue

Sent 234867 messages, 0 notifications, 0 in queue

Route refresh request: received 0, sent 0

Default minimum time between advertisement runs is 5 seconds

No address family activated

Connections established 1; dropped 1

Last reset 3w5d, due to Peer closed the session

No active TCP connection


Re: Idle BGP Neighbor Status

Your output still shows that Router2 is still a member of iBGPPEERS peer-group. Can you verify that all Router2 entries have been removed from this peer-group iBGPPEERS.

If this is not it then, for some reason (don't have config so I am guessing here), your neighbor configuration is hung up in the BGP routing process. Could be a bug doing this if the peer-group is not the issue. Without configuration / Code version it is impossible to say if this is a defect.

Hope this helps,