Month: June 2019

iBGP and Next Hop

iBGP and Next Hop

I have the hardest issue with next-hop-self. This is a very crucial part of BGP especially when you have iBGP peerings. If a BGP neighbor cannot get to the Next Hop it will NEVER put the route into the routing table. While there is no automatic rule to this, generally when you have an eBGP…

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Cisco Certification Changes!!!!

Cisco Certification Changes!!!!

So Cisco is updating the CCIE among other things. Feb 2020 is the month it all changes. This will definitely get me motivated to take the exam again. Working through Narbik’s Foundation then Advanced Labs. I’m using his recommended method along with the Learning to learn series where I am taking notes of what I…

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How did I miss this about BGP Backdoor???

How did I miss this about BGP Backdoor???

I have been working on my CCIE for over 2 years now and somehow I have never paid attention to the backdoor command. I would do an in depth overview of it but Steve did an excellent overview on his blog located here. Check it out! https://ccieblog.co.uk/bgp/bgp-backdoor TLDR I somehow never noticed that the network…

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