[c-nsp] BGP connection establishment question

Oliver Boehmer (oboehmer) oboehmer at cisco.com
Fri Feb 10 02:19:15 EST 2006

Yuri Selivanov <> wrote on Friday, February 10, 2006 6:47 AM:

> 	Is there any hidden knob to modify default timeout between the
> syn-attempts? Or I should use different way to speed up BGP connection
> establishment?

No, these timers are not configurable.
> 	Btw, I've noticed that in 12.2(x) it's exactly 120sec and in
> 12.3(x)T -- 30sec with some deviation (up to 5sec).

Hmm, if I recall correctly, we transition after 20 sec from Idle to
Active and try to establish a connection after 10/30 secs (i/eBGP,
jittered). For non-directly connected hosts, there are some more timers
involved (ConnectRetry).
In 12.3(14)T and late 12.2S, this got sped up a little after a manual


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