The Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) was a routing protocol used to connect different autonomous systems on the Internet from the mid-1980s until the mid-1990s, when it was replaced by Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).
EGP was developed by Bolt, Beranek and Newman in the early 1980s. It was first described in RFC 827 and formally specified in RFC 904.
RFC 1772 outlined a migration path from EGP to BGP.
- ^ Rosen, Eric (October 1982). Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP). IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC0827. RFC 827. Retrieved 2 Sep 2020.
- ^ Mills, David (April 1984). Exterior Gateway Protocol Formal Specification. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC0904. RFC 904. Retrieved 2 Sep 2020.
- ^ Rekhter, Yakov; Gross, Phill (March 1995). Application of the Border Gateway Protocol in the Internet. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC1772. RFC 1772. Retrieved 2 Sep 2020.