Big Book of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) RFCs (Paperback)

Pete Loshin

  • 出版商: Morgan Kaufmann
  • 出版日期: 2000-06-13
  • 售價: $199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 450
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0124558461
  • ISBN-13: 9780124558465



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The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is literally the backbone upon which the Internet is built. All data transmitted across the Internet are routed from one network to another with BGP, and it is the key to future growth in the Internet.

No single document defines BGP, but rather an entire sequence of documents published online as Requests for Comments (RFCs). This book collects and organizes these essential documents in a single printed volume, adding an introduction and extensive index. This means you no longer have to search through various RFCs in hopes of finding the answer to your BGP question - all the current and relevant RFCs are compiled here, with an extensive index that makes it simple to locate precisely the answer you need.

Taken together, the BGP RFCs offer an excellent introduction and overview to exterior routing practice and theory on the Internet. In addition to documenting the mechanics of BGP, readers will find practical instructions on various related topics, including Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR), issues related to routing and address allocation, autonomous systems (ASes), and routing protocol analysis.


  • Theory and practice of Internet exterior routing
  • Protocol specifications for BGP
  • BGP applicability and experiences
  • Classless Inter-Domain Routing specifications and practices
  • Autonomous System (AS) specifications and practices
And much more. If you buy only one reference on BGP and Internet routing, this is the one to choose. Written by members of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), this compilation is the most complete and authoritative reference on BGP available.


Pete Loshin started using the Internet in 1988 and has written a dozen books about the Internet, electronic commerce, and TCP/IP. Formerly an editor at BYTE Magazine, he has written articles for Data Communications, Information Security, PC World, PC Magazine, Communication News, PC Week, Telecommunications, and other well-known trade publications. Pete is based in eastern Massachusetts and can be reached at for consulting on Internet issues. Check out his Web site for more about Internet standards.

Table of Contents:

RFC 1403 BGP OSPF Interaction

RFC 1517 Applicability Statement for the Implementation of Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)

RFC 1518 An Architecture for IP Address Allocation with CIDR

RFC 1519 Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)

RFC 1657 Definitions of Managed Objects for the Fourth Version of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP-4) using SMIv2

RFC 1745 BGP4/IDRP for IP---OSPF Interaction

RFC 1771 A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)

RFC 1772 Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet

RFC 1773 Experience with the BGP-4 protocol

RFC 1774 BGP-4 Protocol Analysis

RFC 1863 A BGP/IDRP Route Server alternative to a full mesh routing

RFC 1930 Guidelines for creation, selection, and registration of an Autonomous System (AS)

RFC 1965 Autonomous System Confederations for BGP

RFC 1966 BGP Route Reflection An alternative to full mesh IBGP

RFC 1997 BGP Communities Attribute

RFC 1998 An Application of the BGP Community Attribute in Multi-home Routing

RFC 2042 Registering New BGP Attribute Types

RFC 2270 Using a Dedicated AS for Sites Homed to a Single Provider

RFC 2283 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4

RFC 2385 Protection of BGP Sessions via the TCP MD5 Signature Option

RFC 2439 BGP Route Flap Damping

RFC 2519 A Framework for Inter-Domain Route Aggregation

RFC 2545 Use of BGP-4 Multiprotocol Extensions for IPv6 Inter-Domain Routing


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