[c-nsp] Growing BGP tables

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Fri Nov 26 11:20:45 EST 2004


On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 04:09:48PM +0000, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
> > Victory of economics over reason...
> > 
> > Why would the downstream even *want* the /24 in the first place?  There
> > is no additional information to be gained by it (unless you're very 
> > near to the place of origin).
> they dont know/they dont care/they dont know how?

With the proposed feature, they don't even need to.  They'll only get
whatever is "specific enough" to make sense.

> > Most end-sites these days don't carry a full table anymore anyway, due to
> > "it won't fit in my 3640".
> i'm not seeing this in practice. afaik most of our custs take whatever we give 

Just read through the archives of this group alone - once per month,
someone asks how to do "BGP" with a sales-impaired product (like a
Cisco 3550 etc), and one of the standard answers is "take two default
routes plus customer routes of your upstream".


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