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ISBN-13: 978-0596002541 ISBN-10: 0596002548 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (September 18, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596002548
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596002541
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) governs the exchange of routing information among autonomous networks, ensuring that packets can get from point A to point B regardless of most possible problems. BGP explores the capabilities and limitations of this exquisitely important protocol with an eye to teaching network engineers how to build systems that are faster, less costly, and more survivable than ever before. It's a great guide for those responsible for managing the interfaces between large networks and their neighbors, and a valuable aid for people preparing for their Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) tests or other advanced certifications.

Authors of protocol-centric books risk becoming bogged down in bits. Iljitsch van Beijnum avoids overwhelming his readers with packet diagrams and message analysis, choosing instead to focus on how routers use BGP to efficiently use available connections (he focuses on Cisco Systems routers in his configuration examples, but the concepts apply universally). He also pays attention--and these sections are among the book's best--to strategies for coping with problems such as cable cuts and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. He understands, and conveys to his readers through network diagrams, configuration listings, and diagnostic traces, that BGP is a tool for managing the points at which networks intersect. --David Wall

Topics covered: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), particularly as configured under Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS), and its means of describing routes across independently managed networks. Sections deal with addressing, bandwidth provisioning, traffic engineering, system monitoring, selecting and interconnecting with Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and troubleshooting.

About the Author

Iljitsch van Beijnum has been working with BGP in ISP and end-user networks since 1996. He has configured the protocol on single-router networks; networks with several hundred Ciscos ranging from the slowest to the fastest available; and multivendor environments with BGP running on Cisco and Juniper routers, Extreme switches, and FreeBSD hosts running GNU Zebra


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I started my career in a support job with KPN, the Dutch phone company, in 1992. After that I decided to go to college but in 1995 I ended up in the budding internet service provider business. In 1997 I started my own ISP/consulting business with four others. I was contracted out to UUNET Netherlands as a Senior Netowrk Engineer for a while, and in 2000 I started a new business on my own. In 2001 I became involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force, mostly the multihoming in IPv6 working group (multi6), which has been superseded by the shim6 working group.

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I highly recommend this book for junior to senior network guys who have the desire to learn BGP.
Mr, Wayne
The meat of the book is in the chapters on configuring BGP and Traffic Engineer, both which were an excellent read.
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This book is a non-nonsense approach to BGP quick configuration with simple and clear explanation.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rob Cameron on November 19, 2002
Format: Paperback
From reading this book you can see that the author has brought to the table a clear explaination of BGP. I for the longest time have tried to find a book to turn people on to when they tell me they want to learn more about the subject. This book defines from top to bottom a great fundimental understanding about the protocol. I recommend this if you would like to learn more about BGP or if you need to implement it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eric Dorland on April 8, 2004
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The Border Gateway Protocol is a critical part of the Internet. Its operation is also completely invisible to almost everyone on the Internet. Only ISPs and companies with high bandwidth or reliability requirements. So unless you work in such an environment or want to their may not be anything of immediate interest for you in it. The subject is still interesting however.

The author starts the book off with a gentle introduction to multi-homing and why you would need or want to run BGP on your router. Someone without any experience with basic IP networking
concepts or Cisco experience will probably be lost very quickly. There is an appendix that describes the basics of Cisco configuration. The book only covers Cisco routers, which are the routers most companies are using anyway.
The book continues with some excellent tutorials on how to use BGP in your network. There are a lot of detailed explanations of all the components that make up BGP both from the perspective of a network that wants to use BGP and from the perspective of an ISP. There are even a lot of examples of the way an ISP handles more political issues like peering with other ISPs and there is an entire chapter on dealing with the day-to-day issues on your network.

Overall, this is an excellent guide to using and configuring BGP. The only thing lacking was an accompanying CD with the book. Since many of these complex protocols require practice, so some sort of simulator would have really completed the package.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr, Wayne on May 14, 2007
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For the last year or two I have been searching for a book that would allow me to understand the fundamentals as well as the advanced concepts in BGP. For the last year or two I have grown frustrated with the books from Cisco Press - either the writing would just put your lights out or that there is overwhelming amount of information on packets that would distract if not deter you from trying to focus on learning the protocol. Then this book came along and the author has done an outstanding job in organizing and presenting the materials that would surely keep the junior to senior level network guys interested and best of all the author clearly knows how to explain the BGP concepts in an easier to understand manner. I highly recommend this book for junior to senior network guys who have the desire to learn BGP. Learning BGP has never been easier with this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "danilody" on December 22, 2002
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This book is a quick reference for configuring BGP. The author's approach is clear and simple, it capture the attention of a Cisco Professionals who already knows BGP from the Training Courses or from the lenghty and boring Routing TCP/IP Volume II of CiscoPress.
This book is a non-nonsense approach to BGP quick configuration with simple and clear explanation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher M. Buechler on June 21, 2009
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I found this book to be a great introduction to BGP, as well as getting into intermediate and a few more advanced topics. Though top network engineers for very large ISPs will need more in depth information in some areas, the information provided here is adequate for the majority of us who want to multi-home.

The book is very Cisco-focused, as the author states (paraphrasing) he doesn't want to turn the book into a discussion of the nuances of various BGP implementations. You can easily take the knowledge learned here and apply it to other software though, this book was very helpful for me using OpenBSD's openbgpd.

One of the things I like about the book is it mostly skips the fluff too often found in similar books. If you don't have a fundamental understanding of networking, you have no hope for configuring BGP, and need to seek other resources to first gain the requisite foundational networking knowledge. These don't have a place in a book focused on BGP. The book mostly doesn't try to introduce you to these topics, though I question the inclusion of a 6 page appendix on "Cisco Configuration Basics". It's too brief to be of any use to someone who doesn't know those things, and you don't have any business configuring BGP on a Cisco router if you don't already have a strong grasp of everything in that appendix before you even open this book.

The book is well done, and I recommend it for anyone looking to learn BGP. Just get your foundational networking knowledge elsewhere first. BGP isn't a topic for beginners, and that rightly isn't the book's focus.
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