Posted by: Richard @ | February 27, 2008

BGP Best Path Mnemonic

Following on from the BGP best path post below, here is a very useful mnemonic device:

“We Love Oranges AS Oranges Mean Pure Refreshment”

W Weight (Highest)
L LOCAL_PREF (Highest)
O Originate (local)
AS AS_PATH (shortest)
O ORIGIN Code (IGP > EGP > Incomplete)
M MED (lowest)
P Paths (External > Internal)
R RID (lowest)


  1. Simply brilliant.

  2. I love it!

    The hardest part is spelling mnemonic

    CCNPs Unite!

  3. […] cool Mnemonic we found on Richard Bannster's Blog for remembering BGP's best path […]

  4. […] Update: To remember BGP Best Path Algorithm, Router Freak has shared a nice mnemonic from Richard Bannster’s Blog, We Love Oranges AS Oranges Mean Pure Refreshment. […]

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