BGP—The Backbone of the Internet

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:00 pm12:30 pm

Michael Kehoe, LinkedIn


Without the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), there is no modern-day internet. BGP has grown over the past 30 years to be a key protocol that connects the world. BGP has evolved significantly since its first implementation with numerous versions as well as extensions and features constantly being added. This session is going to look at the history of BGP, explain the basics of the protocol and how it is implemented, then look at some of the new features and uses of BGP outside of just connecting the internet.

Michael Kehoe, LinkedIn

Michael is a Staff SRE at LinkedIn working on Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, Visibility Engineering & Reliability Principles. He specializes in maintaining large system infrastructure as demonstrated by his work at LinkedIn (applications, automation & infrastructure) and at The University of Queensland (networks). Michael has also spent time building small satellites at NASA and writing thermal environments software at Rio Tinto.

@conference {233241,
author = {Michael Kehoe},
title = {BGP{\textemdash}The Backbone of the Internet},
year = {2019},
address = {Singapore},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},