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Cisco IOS in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by James Boney

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Name

timers bgp — router, BGP

Synopsis

timers bgp keepalive holdtime
no timers bgp

Configures

BGP timers

Default

keepalive, 60 seconds; holdtime, 180 seconds

Description

This command allows you to configure the keepalive and holdtime timers for BGP. keepalive specifies the interval in seconds between the keepalive message that a router sends to its peer routers. holdtime is the time in seconds after which a peer is considered unreachable because a keepalive message wasn’t received.

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