I have built the below lab in my spare time and very briefly here is an explanation:
The main routing is done via OSPF apart from 2 BGP Routers circled in Blue on the outer sides.
The OSPF routing works absolutely fine and I am able to ping every interface form every other interface. I intend to have BGP peer over the OSPF network.
Configured on the 2 BGP Routers (R10 and R11) are Static Routes telling them that to contact the other BGP router they must pass through the next hop.
The problem I have is that I cannot establish a peering between the two BGP Routers over OSPF.
They both constantly fluctuate between the 'Idle' and 'Active' states.
From my research (I used this site to see the different BGP states), these states indicate that a TCP session cannot be successfully established.
After running Wireshark on both interfaces involved with R10, I did notice that there were some inconsistencies with the TCP packets:
I am no BGP/Wireshark expert but I do think this indicates that the TCP is unable to be established.
Note that the BGP Routers are unable to ping the inside interfaces of the OSPF interfaces. I do think that this is also a major factor but I cannot figure out why.
I would kindly appreciate any assistance with my configuration and if you need any of the outputs please let me know.
two quick questions to understand your setup:
To answer your questions:
Hope that helps.
Also please note that this topic is a duplicate of the original topic here where the issue is solved.