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  1. Rene,
    Great lesson however, I have questions if we have two ISPs and we would like to route traffic out through ISP-1. It means we need to set up a higher weight on the ISP-1 peering with us and setup a lower weight on the second ISP-2?
    How can we make sure traffic goes out ISP-1 and comes back in using ISP-2?
    Thanks

    Hamood

  2. Hi Hamood,

    That's right, you can use weight to select the path but this is only for the local router. If you want to influence your entire AS then you'll have to use local preference:

    https://networklessons.com/bgp/how-to-configure-bgp-local-preference-attribute/

    To influence how traffic enters our AS we have a couple of methods, the first one is MED:

    https://networklessons.com/bgp/how-to-configure-bgp-med-attribute/

    This is only useful when you are multihomed to a single ISP. These two methods will help if you are multihomed to different ISPs:

    https://networklessons.com/bgp/how-to-configure-bgp-as-path-prepending/

    https://networklessons.com/bgp/bgp-communities-explained/

    Hope this helps!

    Rene

  3. Dear Rene,

    By using Weight, we are telling traffic to go out from our specified local router, but what about the traffic that will come in towards our local router? Will it use that same path i.e. a path with higher weight for our inbound traffic ?

    Also explain what attribute should be used for Inbound/Outbound traffic and both.

    Thx

  4. Hi Rene,
    I have seen some articles regarding to how bgp attributes influence the traffic. There is a table for summary.
    For influence the traffic out of the AS we use local preference inbound, is it possible for you to summary which attribute should be inbound and which should be outbound?
    I assume the table should be like this? Correct me if I am wrong
    attribute inbound(config) influencetraffic
    local preference inbound outbound
    Med outbound inbound
    As prepend outbound inbound
    and so on

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