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ALSO CALLED: Border Gateway Protocol, Gateway Protocols
DEFINITION: BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is a protocol for exchanging routing information between gateway hosts (each with its own router) in a network of autonomous systems. BGP is often the protocol used between gateway hosts on the Internet. The routing table contains a list of known routers, the addresses they can reach, and a cost metric associated with the path to each router so that the best available  … 
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Simplify Your Route to the Internet: Three Advantages of Using LISP
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WHITE PAPER: Uncover the ins and outs of the Location ID separation protocol (LISP): what it is, how it works, how it compares to BGP, and the top three advantages it provides. View now to get help deciding if this protocol can truly help simplify the route to the internet in your organization.
Posted: 29 Jan 2013 | Published: 29 Jan 2013

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Enabling Carrier-class Communications with EX Switches
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why a high-performance, highly available and secure network is essential for supporting a wide array of traffic types and a diverse user community.
Posted: 21 Oct 2008 | Published: 21 Oct 2008

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BGP DEFINITION (continued): …  route is chosen. Hosts using BGP communicate using the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and send updated router table information only when one host has detected a change. Only the affected part of the routing table is sent. BGP-4, the latest version, lets adminstrators configure cost metrics based on policy statements. (BGP-4 is sometimes called BGP4, without the hyphen.) BGP communicates with autonomous (local) networks using Internal BGP (IBGP) since it doesn't work well with IGP. The routers inside the autonomous network thus maintain two routing tables: one for the interior gateway … 
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