The following scenarios and questions are designed to draw together the content of the chapter and to exercise your understanding of the concepts. There is not necessarily a right answer. The thought process and practice in manipulating the concepts are the goals of this section. The answers to the scenario questions are found at the end of this chapter.
The company Humugos is waiting for the consultant to configure the network. The requirement is to give each country in which Humugos operates its own autonomous system number. The countries will be connected via eBGP and will use leased lines. The autonomous system numbers are private because the connection to the Internet is dealt with by an ISP at each local site. For the first phase of the switchover, EIGRP is removed from the connections between the countries, and the BGP configuration needs to be implemented to ensure a smooth transition. The intention is for each country to have the same configuration to ease management and troubleshooting.
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Using the diagram in Figure 15-11 as a reference, issue the commands that need to be configured at each country or autonomous system. The private autonomous system numbers range from 64,512 to 65,535.
Figure 15-11. Diagram for Scenario 15-1
Figure 15-11 has been simplified and does not contain 250 autonomous systems, as the case study suggests.
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The BGP network is a full-mesh network. Are there going to be any scaling problems ensuing from this?
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What commands would indicate that there was a problem of scaling?
A small company called Insolvent, Inc., has a main office in Chicago and satellite offices on the West Coast of the United States. The company has recently changed its routing protocol to OSPF.
Insolvent has a connection to the Internet from each site, over which it does all its business. The link is a fractional T1 at the satellite offices and a full T1 at the main office. The network administrator at the main office is responsible for the corporate network and is currently trying to recruit staff to manage the local networks. The network administrator was advised at a technical seminar that BGP is what is needed to connect to the Internet. Figure 15-12 shows the network.
Figure 15-12. Diagram for Scenario 15-2
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Given the description of the company and with reference to Figure 15-12, do you agree that BGP is a requirement for this network? Give reasons for your answer.
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What alternatives are available?
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Give the alternative configuration commands for the satellite site to connect to Internet.
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What commands would show that the link is up and operational?
Review the output in Example 15-3, and answer the following questions.
Example 15-3. Scenario 15-3 Output
FARADAY-gw# show ip bgp neighbor BGP neighbor is 126.96.36.199, remote AS 2914, external link Index 1, Offset 0, Mask 0x2 BGP version 4, remote router ID 188.8.131.52 BGP state = Established, table version = 457046, up for 1w5d Last read 00:00:20, hold time is 180, keepalive interval is 60 seconds Minimum time between advertisement runs is 30 seconds Received 890723 messages, 0 notifications, 0 in queue Sent 36999 messages, 0 notifications, 0 in queue Inbound path policy configured Outbound path policy configured Outgoing update AS path filter list is 1 Route map for incoming advertisements is limit-verioverdi Connections established 3; dropped 2 Last reset 1w5d, due to : User reset request No. of prefix received 11031 No. of prefix received 11031 Connection state is ESTAB, I/O status: 1, unread input bytes: 0 Local host: 184.108.40.206, Local port: 11036 Foreign host: 220.127.116.11, Foreign port: 179 Enqueued packets for retransmit: 0, input: 0 mis-ordered: 0 (0 bytes) Event Timers (current time is 0x845DFA38): Timer Starts Wakeups Next Retrans 18473 11 0x0 TimeWait 0 0 0x0 AckHold 86009 50293 0x0 SendWnd 0 0 0x0 KeepAlive 0 0 0x0 GiveUp 0 0 0x0 PmtuAger 0 0 0x0 DeadWait 0 0 0x0 iss: 829352113 snduna: 829702916 sndnxt: 829702916 sndwnd: 16004 irs: 625978143 rcvnxt: 652708970 rcvwnd: 16342 delrcvwnd: 42 SRTT: 300 ms, RTTO: 607 ms, RTV: 3 ms, KRTT: 0 ms minRTT: 4 ms, maxRTT: 764 ms, ACK hold: 300 ms Flags: higher precedence, nagle Datagrams (max data segment is 536 bytes): Rcvd: 122915 (out of order: 0), with data: 105023, total data bytes: 26731112 Sent: 109195 (retransmit: 11), with data: 18461, total data bytes: 350802 ! ! BGP neighbor is 18.104.22.168, remote AS 701, external link Index 2, Offset 0, Mask 0x4 BGP version 4, remote router ID 22.214.171.124 BGP state = Established, table version = 457055, up for 2w0d Last read 00:00:08, hold time is 180, keepalive interval is 60 seconds Minimum time between advertisement runs is 30 seconds Received 50265 messages, 0 notifications, 0 in queue Sent 37016 messages, 0 notifications, 0 in queue Inbound path policy configured Outbound path policy configured Outgoing update AS path filter list is 1 Route map for incoming advertisements is limit-uunetmemenet Connections established 2; dropped 1 Last reset 2w0d, due to : Peer closing down the session No. of prefix received 1635 Connection state is ESTAB, I/O status: 1, unread input bytes: 0 Local host: 126.96.36.199, Local port: 179 Foreign host: 188.8.131.52, Foreign port: 11013 Enqueued packets for retransmit: 0, input: 0 mis-ordered: 0 (0 bytes) Event Timers (current time is 0x845F16B8): Timer Starts Wakeups Next Retrans 20357 4 0x0 TimeWait 0 0 0x0 AckHold 29701 26058 0x0 SendWnd 0 0 0x0 KeepAlive 0 0 0x0 GiveUp 0 0 0x0 PmtuAger 0 0 0x0 DeadWait 0 0 0x0 iss: 3360945234 snduna: 3361331966 sndnxt: 3361331966 sndwnd: 15890 irs: 2976917809 rcvnxt: 2977685910 rcvwnd: 15072 delrcvwnd: 1312 SRTT: 306 ms, RTTO: 642 ms, RTV: 15 ms, KRTT: 0 ms minRTT: 4 ms, maxRTT: 908 ms, ACK hold: 300 ms Flags: passive open, nagle, gen tcbs Datagrams (max data segment is 1460 bytes): Rcvd: 48675 (out of order: 0), with data: 29705, total data bytes: 768119 Sent: 46955 (retransmit: 4), with data: 20353, total data bytes: 386750
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How many sessions are active?
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What is the state of the sessions, and what do the states mean?