[quagga-users 11250] Re: bgp question

Stephan von Krawczynski skraw at ithnet.com
Sat Dec 12 13:42:31 GMT 2009

Forgive my ignorance, but why?
Why should a bgp-router with a static default route and one simple network
peer with all other routers being part of his AS?
He neither needs the routes announced nor do the others need to know him, as
there are no other routes possible besides the one through r2.
I can imagine why using a network declaration is intended to not inject the
route to the kernel, it very likely thinks that there already is a static
route for the network.
Nevertheless it is obvious that "redistribute connected" does not do what it
says, or?
I would really appreciate some comment on that. Is that a bug? If it is not,
what is the intention behind auto-filtering the network for local routing but
not for announcement and vice versa? That really sounds brain-dead to me.


Bret Clark <bclark at spectraaccess.com> wrote:

> Well I know enough about BGP to be dangerous, but I was always under the 
> impression that in an IBGP network, all IBGP routers needed to peer with 
> all other IBGP routers, so R3 needs to have a peering session with R1.
> Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I ran into a problem lately that is possibly caused by too little sleep ;-)
> > Setup:
> >
> > <r1> - <some router> - <r2> - <r3> - <the world>
> >
> > r1,r2,r3 are all part of AS 1, all quagga, all with bgpd
> > <some router> is a simple box with static routes (a ebgp-multihop setup).
> >
> > r1 tries to announce a network to r2 which should again
> > announce it to r3 and r3 to <the world>.
> > The problem arises at r2.
> > If I add a
> > 	network
> > 	redistribute connected
> > to r2's config then it announces the net to r3, but it does not enter the route
> > in the kernels' routing table. So routing does not work.
> > if I add a
> > 	redistribute connected
> > to r2's config then it does not announce the net to r3, but enters the route
> > in the kernels' routing table. Routing does work, but <the world> does not
> > know the net.
> > All setup is quagga 0.99.12 btw.
> > What did I miss here? I judged this to be a trivial setup, but ... ?
> >
> >   
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