Technology - IP Routing & Addressing Crisis 3 - RIB & BGP

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Last updated: 12 Dec 2007 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 14

Analyst: Robin Whittle


We discuss the BGP routing protocol and the Routing Information Base in which each router maintains large amounts of information relating to how best to forward packets. This is the aspect of routers and of the whole BGP system which is the most important limiting factor in the scalability of the current architecture. We also discuss stability problems such as ‘path hunting’ which add to the burden of all BGP routers.

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