BGP Aggregation


John and Jim are setting up their own ISP and start by configuring BGP between their routers. Because they want to make sure not to advertise too many prefixes they want to configure BGP aggregation. It’s up to you to make it happen.


  • All IP addresses have been preconfigured for you.
  • Configure EBGP between router John and Jim. Pick whatever AS you like.
  • Advertise all loopback interfaces on router Jim in BGP.
  • Create a summary for the loopback interfaces on router Jim. Ensure you don’t have any overlapping address space.
  • In the future you will add networks with the /8 address space. Create a summary for this range on router John and advertise it in BGP. You are not allowed to configure it on any loopback interfaces.

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BGP Aggregation

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Written by René Molenaar - CCIE #41726

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  1. Hello,

    To solve this lab were you looking for a static route that point to null 0 for the network?

  2. I’m also not sure but that was the way I did it as well. Put a static route pointing to null0 and then redistribute static… Thanks for another cool lab

    1. Hi Guys,

      Yes that’s the trick, it has to be in the routing table somehow in order for BGP to advertize it. Creating a static route and pointing it to the null0 interface works fine!


  3. Hi Rene,
    Thank you very much it is simple and very understandable. 🙂

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