bgp and static routes

Posted on 2014-03-31
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I have 3 sites. A & C know about each other via BGP. A & B know about each other via static routes. Now I want to B to be able to reach C and vice versa. If I do not wish to use BGP in B, I need a static route in both B and in C. Correct?
Question by:leblanc
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I'm not sure about BGP, I use OSPF, but you would only need a static route in B since it has no dynamic routing protocols.

I'm fairly sure even in BGP that you should be able to forward the routes for B from A to C using BGP.

So you would only need a static route for B in C pointing to A.
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James H earned 2000 total points
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You would have to use a static route, as BGP will send all undefined traffic to the default gateway ( It wouldn't know how to find the network otherwise since you aren't using something to "advertise" where to send this traffic.
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There is no reason I would use BGB for this design. It's slow.... and meant to separate AS. Just stick with static routing for not. Maybe OSPF later.

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I don't make the rules. BGP is the only option from management :)

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