[c-nsp] bgp maximum-paths

Chris Gotstein chris at uplogon.com
Wed Apr 14 17:26:15 EDT 2010

Does this seem like a valid way to load balance?


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Chris Gotstein, Sr Network Engineer, UP Logon/Computer Connection UP
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On 4/14/2010 4:23 PM, MrPaul wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Chris Gotstein <chris at uplogon.com
> <mailto:chris at uplogon.com>> wrote:
>     We are a multi-homed ISP with connections to 2 different providers (AS
>     Numbers)  Does the bgp maximum-paths 2 command have any effect on load
>     balancing between the 2 connections since they are different AS's or
>     does that command only work when you have multiple paths to the same AS?
> Taken from
> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk365/technologies_configuration_example09186a00800945bf.shtml
> By default, BGP chooses one best path among the possible equal-cost
> paths that are learned from one AS. However, you can change the maximum
> number of parallel equal-cost paths that are allowed. In order to make
> this change, include the maximum-paths paths  command under the BGP
> configuration. Use a number between 1 and 6 for the paths  argument.
> That feature is only of use if you are dual-homed to the same AS.

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