[j-nsp] Re: JunOS BGP Soft Reset Alert

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Thu Feb 16 16:16:30 EST 2006

Once upon a time, Scott Weeks <surfer at mauigateway.com> said:
> I had an upstream change one of our BGP sessions (changed
> from full routes to default route!) and there was no alert. 
> I found the problem just by my normal looking around at
> things daily process.  I can't find any SNMP trap for a BGP
> soft reset.  How do you folks watch for changes in BGP via a
> soft reset?

A "soft" reset is generally only seen from the end doing the reset.
IIRC, a soft reset withdraws all the prefixes and re-announces the new
set of prefixes.  There's really no way to detect that.

You could monitor the number of prefixes you are receiving and take
action if that falls below a certain amount.
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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