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Why BGP need an IGP

Hi,

guys I have a question here. I saw BGP always needs another protocol like OSPF or EIGRP etc. to propegate routes. Why this is so? Also the same route propegation can be done with BGP "Network" command?                 

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Why BGP need an IGP

Hi Sugata,

This is mostly the case with iBGP, which is generally configured using the router loopback interface address rather than the directly connected interface address. This is very useful as the BGP session will not go down if the physical interface goes down as long as there is a backup path to the peer router loopback address. The IGP is used to establish the BGP session (TCP session) and to resolve the BGP next hop.

eBGP, on the other hand, is generally configured using the directly connected interface address.

Regards

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México 
Paseo de la Reforma 222 Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
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Cisco Employee

Why BGP need an IGP

Hi Sugata,

This is mostly the case with iBGP, which is generally configured using the router loopback interface address rather than the directly connected interface address. This is very useful as the BGP session will not go down if the physical interface goes down as long as there is a backup path to the peer router loopback address. The IGP is used to establish the BGP session (TCP session) and to resolve the BGP next hop.

eBGP, on the other hand, is generally configured using the directly connected interface address.

Regards

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México 
Paseo de la Reforma 222 Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
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