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BGP Fundamentals 3

Here you will find answers to BGP Fundamentals – Part 3

Question 1

Refer to the configuration shown. What could cause the BGP prefixes from the BGP peer to be absent from the routing table?
interface loopback0
ip address
router bgp 51001
bgp log-neighbor-changes
bgp confederation identifier 51000
bgp confederation peers 51002 51003
neighbor remote-as 51021
neighbor remote-as 51022
neighbor remote-as 51001
neighbor next-hop-self
neighbor update-source Loopback0
neighbor remote-as 51002
neighbor ebgp-multihop 255
neighbor update-source Loopback0
neighbor remote-as 51003
neighbor ebgp-multihop 255
neighbor update-source Loopback0
router rip

A. intraconfederation EBGP configurations error
B. autosummarization
C. ebgp-multihop issue
D. BGP synchronization
E. EBGP configurations error


Answer: D

Question 2

The core routers within a transit AS are running both IBGP and IGP. The edge routers within the transit AS are using the next-hop-self option to establish the IBGP sessions. What can be implemented to improve the routing performance to all external prefixes?

A. enable route redistribution from BGP into IGP
B. disable BGP synchronization on all the core routers
C. enable CEF on all the core and edge routers
D. enable route redistribution from IGP into BGP
E. use route reflectors within the core


Answer: C

Question 3

What does the BGP synchronization rule prevent?

A. sub-optimal routing within a transit AS
B. routing black holes within a transit AS
C. routing loops within a transit AS
D. recursive routing lookups
E. scalability issues of redistributing BGP into an IGP


Answer: B

Question 4

Which one of these statements regarding intraconfederation EBGP sessions is correct?

A. Intraconfederation EBGP neighbors must be directly connected.
B. An intraconfederation EBGP session behaves like an IBGP session when propagating routing updates. 
C. Member-AS numbers are removed when a router sends a BGP update over an intraconfederation EBGP session. 
D. Updates from an intraconfederation EBGP neighbor are subject to the BGP split horizon rule. 
E. Intraconfederation EBGP sessions must be established over loopback interfaces.


Answer: B

Question 5

What state will a BGP session move to immediately after the router sends a BGP Open message to its neighbor?

A. active
B. OpenConfirm
C. OpenSent
D. established
E. idle


Answer: C

Question 6

In the diagram, the customer is using BGP to connect to a single ISP ober two permanent links. In this scenario, which input and output prefix-list filtering is typically enabled on the ISP routers? (Choose two)

connect_ISP_multiple_links.jpgA.    ip prefix-list test-in permit le 32
B.    ip prefix-list test-in permit le 32
C.    ip prefix-list test-in permit
D.    ip prefix-list test-out permit le 32
E.    ip prefix-list test-out permit le 32
F.    ip prefix-list test-out permit


Answer: A F

Question 7

Refer to the BGP configurations and the show outputs in the diagram. What are two reasons why the and prefixes are not in the BGP table of WGR1? (Choose two)

router bgp 1
no synchronization
bgp log-neighbor-changes
network mask
neighbor remote-as 22



A. auto-summary is enabled.
B. The prefix is not in the routing table of WGR1.
C. The prefix is not in the routing table of WGR1.
D. The network command defaults to the classful mask.
E. The aggregate-address summary-only command should be used instead of the network mask command.


Answer: B D

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  1. CW
    May 25th, 2011 at 16:19 | #1

    @ IPTUTE; can u please explain the answers for Q7 are B & D?

    BTW big thanks for the great support, pl do have explanations for each and every questions.

  2. Jack
    June 7th, 2011 at 03:56 | #2

    For Q7, in order to advertise a network to external, the exact match must be met in ip routing table. For this case, its want to advertise to external, but the problem is, there is no exact match in the ip routing table. Thus, it won’t place in BGP table. On the others hand, since is configured classful boundary under BGP (without specify the mask), so its will just advertise and place under BGP table.

  3. Kadeesa
    July 17th, 2011 at 06:34 | #3

    What is the difference between Black holes and loops ?

  4. maximus
    September 25th, 2011 at 02:33 | #4

    @ Kadeesa,

    A black hole is when traffic goes and disappears mysteriously…

    A loop is when traffic goes too and from a destination until the TTL (time to live) expires…

    Hope this helps,

  5. Tamirat
    November 1st, 2011 at 12:47 | #5

    I am not clear for question #7
    Please someone help on this

  6. matrix
    March 11th, 2012 at 07:01 | #6

    can u tell me,why there is no exact match for,even though we have advertised correctly under BGP routing process with–network mask — command i.e. with /16 mask?

    I think this is happening because “auto summary” is enabled under bgp process.

    So answer should be A & D…

    Plz correct me if Im wrong…

  7. spider
    March 21st, 2012 at 20:40 | #7


    Network command is not enough to advertise subnet to must have exact route in IGP routing table

  8. RA
    July 25th, 2012 at 22:09 | #8

    Valuable note *Network command is not enough to advertise subnet to must have exact route in IGP routing table*

  9. Dinesh Kumar
    December 7th, 2012 at 02:14 | #9

    in CCNA there is tutorial available for each topic before taking the questions and answers. but here it was not available if its available better for us to recalling… Since CCNA explanation given was very simple to learn by anyone.. same expecting for each topic in CCNP as well as CCI………..

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