For God’s sake, do not lower the AD of EIGRP! Havoc will ensue.
Route reflectors remove the requirement of having a full mesh iBGP network.
BGP confederations remove the requirement of a full mesh iBGP setup as well as the need for BGP synchronization.
It’s simple as pie to enable MD5 auth to a BGP peer.
R102(config-router)#neigh 192.0.2.101 pass MYKEY
Corrections – I invite them.
This is required blogging…and reading for that matter. A good chunk of this is taken from my CCNP posts from last year. Corrections, please.
Make my corrections! Please!