Summer 2009 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

Use Internet2 SiteID

Already have an Internet2 SiteID?
Sign in here.

Internet2 SiteID

BGP Tutorial

Time 07/19/09 01:00PM-05:00PM

We do not host flash-based video files on our servers anymore. Please contact Web Support for further details about netcast videos.

Session Abstract

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) has a reputation as an intractable and obscure beast which is at variance with the fundamental role it plays in the operation of the global Internet, as well as large private IP networks. A seemingly innocuous change on one router can have widespread ramifications across multiple domains and even cause large potions of the 'net to cease operating.

We will attempt to demystify BGP by taking a different pedagogical approach to that in most published texts. After a brief recapitulation of the basic principles, the tutorial will concentrate on practical configurations and issues that have been encountered by the presenters. Attendees will learn how the BGP path selection process can be tuned to achieve particular ends, the causes of some recent global routing flaps, how to recognize common problems and our recommendations for best current practice within the R&E community.

NOTE: There will be a break in the middle of this session.


Speaker John Graham Indiana University

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail BGP Tutorial (pdf)

Speaker Paul Congdon Hewlett Packard Corporation

Speaker John Graham Indiana University

Secondary tracks Joint Techs In-Depth