Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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R1: show ip bgp summary

The following example shows the output of the show ip bgp summary command for router R1 at this stage of the configuration. The MsgSent column indicates that the router has been sending BGP messages, showing the number of BGP messages that have been sent to each peer.

vyatta@R1:~$ show ip bgp summary 
BGP router identifier, local AS number 100
BGP table version is 35
3 BGP AS-PATH entries
0 BGP community entries

IPv4 Unicast address family:
Neighbor        V    AS MsgRcvd MsgSent   TblVer  InQ OutQ Up/Down  State/PfxRcd       4   100    6067    6072       35    0    0 2d02h08m        0       4   100    6064    6071       35    0    0 2d02h08m        0       4   100    6066    6069       35    0    0 1d03h52m        4      4   200    6026    6030       35    0    0 00:24:05        1
Total number of neighbors 4

Additionally, you may notice that the MsgRcvd and MsgSent fields for peer shows “4” and “5” respectively. This shows that R1 has received four BGP messages from and sent it five, which are associated with the connection to the peer (the show ip bgp neighbors command can be used to provide additional detail). Also, you can see that router R1 has received seven route prefixes (PfxRcd column) from and five route prefixes from The prefixes received can be seen using the show ip bgp command as follows.