by Iljitsch van Beijnum
Building Reliable Networks with the Border Gateway Protocol
So why another BGP book? In essence, I wrote the book I wish I had when I first
started out with BGP. It explains the protocol, important details about
AS numbers and IP address and configuring the protocol on Cisco routers.
This starts with a simple multihomed setup, then goes into traffic
engineering, BGP security, troubleshooting and finally BGP in large
networks, providing transit services and connecting to an Internet Exchange.
One of my main objectives was to provide some insight into actual interdomain
routing practices, and not just provide examples that work well in a lab,
but don't address real-world problems.
O'Reilly has put
chapter 6, "Traffic Engineering",
online as a sample chapter. This chapter tells you exactly what you can do
to balance incoming and outgoing traffic over more than one ISP by influencing
BGP attributes such as the Local Preference, the AS path and the Multi Exit
Discriminator and by using communities. There is also some information about
traffic shaping, rate limiting and queuing techniques at the end of the
Now also available in Japanese.
The book at O'Reilly
The book at Amazon (with several reader reviews)
The book at Amazon.co.uk (also some reader reviews)
The book at Bookpool
At Computer Collectief in Amsterdam
Already read it? let me know
what you think.