The goal of route prioritization is to improve overall network behavior by ensuring that routes classified as having a higher priority are processed and installed in a timely fashion. Activity for lower priority routes must not significantly delay high priority route processing. For example, when a network event affects a large number of BGP routes causing them to be reprogrammed, the programming of an important IGP route that provides underlay connectivity and is affected by a subsequent event should not have to be queued behind the BGP routes. Prioritizing the IGP route programming will improve network convergence. It may also eliminate duplicate work for other routes depending on it.

EOS BGP implementation normally considers only active routes in RIB for advertisement to its peers. In certain