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In network routing, BGP confederation is a method to use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to subdivide a single autonomous system (AS) into multiple internal sub-AS's, yet still advertise as a single AS to external peers. The intent is to reduce IBGP mesh size.
- Cisco tech note on BGP configuration
- Juniper tech note on differences between BGP route reflectors and confederations
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