Tutorial: BGP Techniques for Service Providers

When:Monday, 21 February 2011 at 09:00 (UTC+8)
Where:HKCEC S226
Presenter:Philip Smith (Cisco) [bio]

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BGP Techniques for Service Providers

The tutorial introduces service providers to some more advanced BGP features and techniques to aid with operating their networks within the Internet.

After a recap of iBGP, eBGP and common attributes, the tutorial will look at the various scaling techniques available, when to use BGP instead of an IGP, and examine policy options available through the use of local preference, MED and communities.

The second half of the tutorial looks at deployment techniques, including BGP network design, the announcing and receiving prefixes, aggregation, routing table growth and stability, finishing off with some configuration advice.

About the presenter

Philip SmithPhilip Smith has been with Cisco Systems since 1998. He is part of the Internet Infrastructure Group in CTO Consulting Engineering.

His role includes working with the ISPs and Service Provider operations groups around the world, specifically in network design, configuration, scaling and training.

Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now part of UUNET's global ISP business), the UK's first commercial Internet Service Provider. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the modern Internet in Europe.