A study of BGP for non engineers working in the Internet. The course starts with a review of the basics of routers and routing tables and then moves on to a simple overview of how BPG works with a focus on BGP metrics influencing the route traffic takes through the Internet. Hands on with routers follow the major sessions to reinforce the theory. Note these hands on sessions are more demonstrations by the trainer but some can be followed along and done by delegates (e.g. looking at Internet routing tables.)
Non technical staff wishing to know more about BGP.
What is a network, what is a router, routing tables, static routes, routing protocols. When an ISP uses static routes and when they use BGP. IP addresses, subnet masks, groups of IP addresses. IPv6. Hands on: Showing a full routing table. Seeing traceroute being used.
What’s BGP? BGP versus other routing protocols, ASs, AS numbers. RIPE database, peeringdb. Hands on: Finding AS numbers. Showing simple BGP configuration and routing tables in an EVENG example.
Simple walk through of BGP incremental updates and how routes change when links go down. Hands on: Showing packets and route changes when a link goes down/comes up.
Transit, peering, routing policy and route filtering. Longest matching rule in routing tables, route selection order, Local preference, AS prepend, MEDs. Hands on: Seeing BGP influencing traffic. Looking at peering policies in RIPE and peeringdb.
What are route servers? LINX route servers, route server policy control and communities, What are route collectors, Looking glasses. Hands on: Seeing the LINX route server details in peeringdb, using a looking glass.
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This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.