Tuesday, October 8, 2013

BGP Conditionally Injected Loops

While writing up the previous post on BGP Conditional Route Injection I got an idea while I was verifying the information in the post. I thought I saw a way for a loop to form in that the injected route would be learned by a router making it send traffic in the wrong direction.

It turns out I was right.

BGP Conditional Route Injection

This is one of those “complicated” configs. There’s a bunch of typing involved, and the syntax need to be just so.  I labbed this up tonight and it didn’t work. I proceeded to stare at my config for the next 30 minutes before I saw my error. This, my friend, is how you fail the TS section. So in the hopes that I don’t pull the same stunt with this feature come Lab day you folks are now treated to another blog post!