|Reliable Internet Connectivity with BGP|
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BGP often plays a critical role in reliable Internet connectivity. But often BGP isn't required for reliable connectivity, and of course, having BGP is no guarantee of reliability. So just what is BGP's role in reliable Internet connectivity?
It lets your routers pick the best way for a packet leaving your network to reach its eventual destination via the Internet.
It lets the routers that comprise the "Internet Backbone" choose the best way for a packet to reach your network.
It's of limited use in avoiding congestion
It can't help hosts with a static default to a dead router
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