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Name

neighbor timers — router, BGP

Synopsis

neighbor {address | peer-group} timers keepalive holdtime
no neighbor {address | peer-group} timers keepalive holdtime

Configures

Timer values for BGP routing information

Default

keepalive is 60 seconds; holdtime is 180 seconds

Description

This command allows you to set the timer information for BGP routes. The keepalive parameter specifies the frequency (in seconds) that keepalive messages are sent to the specified neighbor (as identified by address or peer-group). The holdtime parameter specifies the interval (in seconds) within which the router expects to hear a keepalive message from the given neighbor or peer group before declaring the peer dead.

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