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Name

neighbor password — router, BGP

Synopsis

neighbor {address | peer-group} password word
no neighbor {address | peer-group} password word

Configures

MD5 authentication between BGP peers

Default

Disabled

Description

This command requires authentication between BGP peers (identified by address or by peer-group). The MD5 algorithm is used for authentication. The password, word, can be any alphanumeric string up to 80 characters long; spaces are allowed, but the first character cannot be a number.

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