FAQ-What Is the Function of BGP MD5 Authentication, and What Are the Functions of the simple Parameter and the cipher Parameter

Publication Date:  2015-05-05 Views:  266 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
What Is the Function of BGP MD5 Authentication, and What Are the Functions of the simple Parameter and the cipher Parameter?
Solution
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) message digest algorithm 5 (MD5) authentication sets MD5 authentication passwords for Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections to prevent TCP attacks.

The parameters simple and cipher in the peer { group-name | ipv4-address } password { cipher cipher-password | simple simple-password command only affect password display. The simple parameter indicates that the password is displayed in plain text. The cipher parameter indicates that the password is displayed in cipher text.

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