[j-nsp] BGP Prefix-Limit On A Session

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu Feb 26 22:36:51 EST 2004

On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 07:23:39PM -0800, Pedro Roque Marques wrote:
> While from a provider point of view, i understand that you may wish to
> have the system handle configuration changes w/ minimum disruption
> possible, there is a cost to it.


	I think that there is something that is important to
insure is properly represented here.

	There are a large number of vendors that are offering
"high availability", as well as a number of redundancy features.

	i think that as one views the need to result with
a stable network, the disruptive nature of BGP resets
works against network stability.

	I think that as we need routers to have ever increasing
stability and uptimes, the need to avoid some disruptive behaviour
within software will become more of a "market force".  This
is just my $.02, but I suspect others will agree with me here.
(See the current nanog discussions about the internet as
critical infrastructure, and how reliable must it be, etc..)

	- jared

> JunOS(*) current choice is torwards one set of tradeoffs. You are
> welcome to agree or disagree w/ it, but it is a rational choice that
> is made. As with all engineering choices it has advantages and
> drawbacks.
> regards,
>   Pedro.
> (*) Not that anyone needs to be reminded, but... i don't speak for
> Juniper, much less in this mailing list. This just represents my
> current understanding, which may be flawed.

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