Configuring eBGP Multi-hop Examples

By | 9th November 2015

In order to connect to an external BGP network or peers not directly connected to your network, you need to use the neighbour ebgp-multihop command in the bgp router configuration mode.

The multihop command is used only when connecting to an external neighbour, peers or a third party router. The example topology and configuration below shows how this works.

ebgp multihop

RouterHQ Configuration

RouterHQ(config)#router bgp 255

RouterHQ(config-router)#neighbor remote-as 556

RouterHQ(config-router)#neighbor ebgp-multihop


Branch1 Configuration

Branch1(config)#router bgp 556

Branch1(config-router)#neighbor remote-as 255

The above eBGP configuration on RouterHQ indicates connection to external neighbour or peer not directly connected.  Branch1 has a direct link now and don’t have to use the ebgp-multihop command but the neighbor remote-as command.

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