Chapter 2. BGP Myths

Table of Contents
You Need a $100,000 Router with Gobs of Memory to Run BGP
One Big Router is Better than Two Small Ones
Asymmetric Paths Cause Problems
Load Sharing with BGP Requires a Lot of Tweaking
Other Myths from Mike's Mindspring Contacts
BGP will Avoid Congestion
You always have to apply to a registry (e.g. ARIN) and receive an ASN before you can run BGP.
You have to run BGP on all your routers.
"Floating" Static Routes Detect All Link Failures

BGP can be used in many different ways. Generalizations abound and this leads to a lot of myths about BGP. This chapter debunks those myths.

You Need a $100,000 Router with Gobs of Memory to Run BGP

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