iBGP and OSPF?

Is it best practice to only run iBGP between 2 routers running eBGP or is it best practice to run iBGP in conjunction with OSPF? (or some other IGP)
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
If the two eBGP routers are not directly connected (on the same subnet), then you will have to use an IGP so they can communicate.
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nocandyAuthor Commented:
They are directly connected to each other.  Currently they run iBGP but I've been thinking to also run OSPF but unsure if it's really needed.
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
If the two iBGP peers are directly connected, there's no reason to run an IGP for the iBGP peers to communicate.
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