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Routing TCP/IP, Volume II (CCIE Professional Development) by Jeff Doyle, Jennifer DeHaven Carroll

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Chapter 1. Exterior Gateway Protocol

This chapter covers the following key topics:

The Origins of EGP—This section discusses the history of the development of the Exterior Gateway Protocol, presented in RFC 827 (1982).

Operation of EGP—This section explores the fundamental mechanics of EGP with a focus on EGP topology issues, EGP functions, and EGP message formats.

Shortcomings of EGP—This section explores some of the reasons why EGP is no longer pursued as a viable external gateway protocol solution.

Configuring EGP—This section presents four separate case studies—EGP stub gateway, EGP core gateway, indirect neighbors, and default routes—to demonstrate different types of EGP configuration.

Troubleshooting EGP—This section examines ...

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