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  1. Quick question Rene on this topic. The lab works fine as I followed along with my own topology. But I am just wondering why R2 should send the community only to R3? For example, you mentioned: “R2 sets the community so make sure that it advertises it to R3”… why should it not send the community to R4 as well. I know R4 is in another AS, but R4 would have filtered it out as well, wouldn’t it?

  2. Hi,

    I am confused about BGP selecting path.Here topology


    R5 is in sub-AS 45.And advertise prefix

    R5#sh ip bgp             
    BGP table version is 14, local router ID is
    Status codes: s suppressed, d damped, h history, * valid, > best, i - internal,
                  r RIB-failure, S Stale
    Origin codes: i - IGP, e - EGP, ? - incomplete
       Network          Next Hop            Metric LocPrf Weight Path
    *>                  0         32768 i
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  3. Hi Ler Sak,

    BGP doesn’t differentiate between confed-internal or confed-external. When the two paths are the same, it’s up to the router ID to decide which one will be selected.

    Here’s an example from the topology I used in this lesson:

    R4#show ip bgp
    BGP routing table entry for, version 5
    Paths: (2 available, best #1, table default)
    Flag: 0x800
      Not advertised to any peer
      Refresh Epoch 1
      (35) (metric 2) from (
          Origin IGP, metric 0, localpref 100, valid, confed-internal, best
          rx pathid: 
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  4. Hello,

    Just a few remarks/questions for this lesson.

    I believe R2 should advertise the network (network mask, otherwise the other routers will not know about as next-hop for (I checked the confederations lesson).
    Also on R3 the neighbor command for R6 should be .2 instead of .6.

    One question is how will R5 select the path towards In your previous post I saw that Router ID is selected, but shouldn’t be attribute 7 (eBGP path over iBGP path)?. I believe that confed-external behaves like eBG

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  5. Hello Stefanita,

    I just made some changes to this lesson:

    I fixed this in the topology picture.

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