As was stated in the previous chapter, BGP is first and foremost a policy control tool. In order to understand how to leverage the routing policy control capabilities of BGP, it is important to understand the different BGP attributes, which are described in the previous chapter, and how these attributes can be used to influence both inbound and outbound routing.
Border Gateway Protocol attributes can be used not only to influence the path routers within the autonomous system take headed out of the autonomous system, but also to influence the path that neighboring autonomous systems take into the local autonomous . . .
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