Multiplexing BGP sessions with BGP-Mux

TitleMultiplexing BGP sessions with BGP-Mux
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsValancius V, Feamster N
Conference NameProceedings of the 2007 ACM CoNEXT conference
Date Published2007///
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-59593-770-4

This paper describes a BGP-session multiplexer called BGP-Mux, which provides stable, on-demand access to global BGP route feeds. This gateway allows arbitrary and even transient client BGP connections to be provisioned and torn down on demand without affecting globally visible BGP sessions. BGP-Mux provides two capabilities: (1) the ability for a client network to receive multiple unfiltered routes per destination from a set of upstream ASes; and (2) the ability to provision BGP sessions without introducing global instability. Several applications could benefit from these features: