BGP Route Server in an Internet Exchange Point

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) provide a layer-2 network shared between participating Internet Service Providers (ISPs). While IP forwarding and BGP peering remain under the control of the ISPs, many IXPs offer a route server functionality – participants can peer with a shared BGP daemon that distributes the participants’ BGP prefixes without modifying the AS path or BGP next hops.

Lab topology

In this lab exercise, you’ll implement a BGP route server on a small Internet Exchange Point.


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