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V-14681

The router must use its loopback interface address as the source address for all iBGP peering sessions.

Finding ID
NET0903
Rule ID
SV-15359r2_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
Loopback address is not used as the iBGP source IP.
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Using a loopback address as the source address offers a multitude of uses for security, access, management, and scalability. It is easier to construct appropriate filters for control plane traffic. Log information recorded by authentication and syslog servers will record the router’s loopback address instead of the numerous physical interface addresses.

Fix Text

Configure the network device's loopback address as the source address for iBGP peering.

Check Content

Verify that the peering session with iBGP neighbors use the loopback address as the source address as shown in the example below: interface loopback 0 ip address 10.10.2.1 255.255.255.255 … router bgp 100 neighbor 200.200.200.2 remote-as 200 neighbor 188.20.120.2 remote-as 144 neighbor 10.10.2.2 remote-as 100 neighbor 10.10.2.2 update-source Loopback0 neighbor 10.10.2.3 remote-as 100 neighbor 10.10.2.3 update-source Loopback0

Responsibility

Information Assurance Officer