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  1. Hello Rene,
    in the example above i got confused with the next-self-hop command. As we see that R4 have not learned the network!!! i wonder why R4 did not learn it from IGP/iBGP? my question is does IGP carry and advertise iBGP routes? can you please explain the benefit of the next-self-hop command ??? Thanks


  2. Hi Nav,

    There's not really a reason to use iBGP on customer networks. Even if a customer uses BGP, it's typically only used on the border (eBGP). Since your network has only one exit point, you can use a default route in your IGP.


  3. Hi Rene,

    Do you have any posts that explain BGP status codes and origin codes ?


    Hussein Sameer

  4. Hello Rakesh

    Can you indicate where this statement was made so we can take a look and answer your question?



  5. Hello Rakesh.

    In order for the two servers to be reachable from the Internet, they require public IPs. You can obtain these IPs from the ISP itself, in other words, use a static public IP provided by the ISP. If you have two ISPs, you can't do that because you will be "locked in" to using only one of the two ISPs. You must purchase an address space of your own.

    That is why it says in the text "Instead of using public IP addresses from the ISP we will get our own public IP addresses." The address space itself is independent of the ISPs and is advertised via BGP to the ISPs.

    I hope this has been helpful!


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