BGP Route Reflection: An Alternative to Full Mesh Internal BGP (IBGP), April 2006
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- DRAFT STANDARD
- RFC 2796, RFC 1966
- Updated by:
- RFC 7606
- T. Bates
- idr (rtg)
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The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is an inter-autonomous system routing protocol designed for TCP/IP internets. Typically, all BGP speakers within a single AS must be fully meshed so that any external routing information must be re-distributed to all other routers within that Autonomous System (AS). This represents a serious scaling problem that has been well documented with several alternatives proposed.
This document describes the use and design of a method known as "route reflection" to alleviate the need for "full mesh" Internal BGP (IBGP).
This document obsoletes RFC 2796 and RFC 1966. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.