Timers bgp

To adjust BGP network timers, use the timers bgp router configuration command.

■ timers bgp keepalive holdtime

To reset the BGP timing defaults, use the no form of this command.

■ no timers bgp keepalive holdtime

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Syntax Description




Frequency (in seconds) with which the Cisco IOS software sends keepalive messages to its peer.

The default is 60 seconds.


Interval (in seconds) after not receiving a keepalive message that the software declares a peer dead.

The default is 180 seconds.

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