Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

XXX - add a brief BGP description here


XXX - add a brief description of BGP history

Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

BGP sample update message.

BGP update message


The BGP dissector is (fully functional, partially functional, not existing, ... whatever the current state is). Also add info of additional Wireshark features where appropriate, like special statistics of this protocol.

Using Wireshark to decode BGP

Preference Settings

(XXX add links to preference settings affecting how BGP is dissected).

Example capture file

bgp.pcapng.gz (pcapng) BGP packets between three peers using communities and announcing six networks. The BGP implementation is FRRouting.

Display Filter

A complete list of BGP display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Show only BGP traffic:


Capture Filter

You cannot directly filter BGP protocols while capturing. However, if you know the TCP port used (see above), you can filter on that one.

Capture BGP traffic over the default port (179):

 tcp port 179

External links


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