I recorded the beginnings of a BGP training series over at Packet Pushers a short while back; they’ve released these onto youtube (so you can find the entire series there). I’m highlighting one of these every couple of weeks ’til I’ve gone through the entire set of recordings. In this recording, I’m talking through some more interesting aspects of BGP peering, including challenges with IPv6 link local nexthops, promiscuous peering, and capabilities.
Since BGP is designed to be an overlay protocol, it doesn’t really have good mechanisms for carrying routes within an autonomous system. In this video, I’m discussing some of the techniques developed to carry routes within an AS, including route reflectors.