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The BGP Information page

BGP is an acronym for Border Gate Protocol.

BGP uses AS numbers to communicate with other routers.  AS stands for Autonomous System.  AS numbers are used to dictate a route or path to the network.

There are two types of BGP: IGP and EGP:

The weight is a numeric cost of a network link.  This cost is meant to be directly tied to the true cost of a network.  (An ISP may charge a per byte usage fee and may be desirable to avoid if possible.)  The cost can also be tied to the speed of a network, such as dialup or a E3.

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