The JUNOS software supports EBGP peering sessions by means of IPv6 link-local addresses. An IPv6 peering session can be configured when a 128-bit IPv6 address is specified in the neighbor statement. The peer address is identified as link-local by means of the local-interface statement.
To configure an EBGP peer, specify a 128-bit IPv6 link-local address in the neighbor statement:
- neighbor ipv6-link-local-address;
To specify the interface name for the EBGP link-local peer, include the local-interface statement:
- local-interface interface-name;
For a list of hierarchy levels at which you can include these statements, see the statement summary sections for this statements.
This statement is valid only for 128-bit IPv6 link-local addresses and is mandatory for configuring an IPv6 EBGP link-local peering session. For more information about IPv6 addressing, see Routing Protocols Concepts.
Note: Configuring EBGP peering using link-local addresses is only applicable for directly connected interfaces. There is no support for multihop peering.