BGP Packets and Tables

Packets

  • Open:  Starts the session
  • Keepalive:  Are you there?
  • Update:  Network Reachability Exchanges
  • Notification:  Something bad has happened; close session.

Tables

  • Neighbor Table:  the connected BGP friends!
  • BGP Table:  A list of ALL BGP routes (can be huge!)
  • Routing Table:  A list of the best routes

 

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