the lab is beneath the arrow.
follow the instructions on the diagram carefully. below is the state you are achieving.
when i was just getting started with bgp next-hop-self gave me a friggin headache. next-hop-who, myself, hisself, next-hop-whoself?
note the asterisk for the 3 network. it’s valid but that dog don’t hunt. the next hop field is vital; from r2’s perspective, to get to r3’s 3 network it will have to bypass r1 completely and mysteriously find 126.96.36.199 to get to 188.8.131.52. it’s r1’s job to make it right. r1 IS THE next hop for r2 to get to r3.
R1(config-router)#neighbor 184.108.40.206 next-hop-self
R1(config-router)#!!! to get to 220.127.116.11, use me, abuse me!!!
R2(config-router)#do ping 18.104.22.168
Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 22.214.171.124, timeout is 2 seconds:
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 16/30/44 ms
i still don’t like next-hop-self…