BGP is the building block of the internet. Building a complete network topology from the ground up this book will teach you what BGP is, how to configure neighbors (eBGP and iBGP), route reflectors, confederations, building the BGP routing table, how BGP works with IGPs such as EIGRP, OSPF and RIP, and advanced topics such as route filtering, dynamic peering, summarization, tuning the BGP routing decision process, multiprotocol BGP with IPv6 and configuring policies. There are troubleshooting steps from the very basic checks through to more advanced issues. This book has been written for the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching version 5.0, and covers all the topics required for the written and lab exam. This book is aimed at those studying for the CCIE but will suit anyone looking to get a solid understanding and familiarity of BGP on Cisco IOS and IOS-XE, including CCNA and CCNP students.