Monitoring BGP Paths

Purpose

Display information about the most common BGP path attributes.

The show ip bgp paths and show bgp ipv6 paths commands display similar information.

Action

To display information about BGP paths:

host1#show bgp ipv6 paths
Address     Refcount  Metric  AS-path
0x4B311118  1                 100
0x4C548224  1         0       100
0x4C548530  1         0       200
0x4C548704  2         0       300

BGP internally maintains additional attributes that are not displayed—for example, the MED, local preference, and communities attributes.

Meaning

Table 43 lists the show bgp ipv6 paths command output fields.

Table 43: show bgp ipv6 paths Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description

Address

Hexadecimal number that uniquely identifies the path attributes

Refcount

Number of routes that share the path attributes

Origin

Value of the origin path attribute

Next hop

Value of the next-hop path attribute

AS-path

Value of the AS-path attribute

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