Okay this isn’t the normal CentOS questions, but I figured it’s appropriate.  If you’re a system administrator like me, you’ll need up need to work on a switch or two.  I’ve got a number of Juniper EX4200 and EX4400 switches that we use with BGP.

I’ve been using Cisco devices for years and recently make the switch (no pun intended) into Juniper equipment.

On a Cisco device to shutdown a BGP peer would look something like this, you would add a shutdown statement

neighbor 66.160.xx.xx shutdown

On Juniper, you would just add a inactive option in front of the neighbor statement

inactive: neighbor 66.160.xx.xx {
 family inet {
 peer-as xxxx;
 local-as yyyy;

Hope that helps