[j-nsp] Managing large route-filter-lists
brak at gameservers.com
Tue May 22 10:03:09 EDT 2018
On 5/22/2018 12:58 AM, Phil Shafer wrote:
> Brian Rak writes:
>> The downside seems to be that these can blow up the router somehow...
> Not blow up, but obfuscate. Imagine a user (or support person) who
> is unaware that ephemeral databases are in use and resorts to pulling
> out hair, muttering profanity, and sticking pins in their "Mr. Phil
> Voodoo Doll" (tm) [batteries sold separately] when their "show
> configuration" output doesn't correlate to their true operational
> state. The warning is more about "yes, I'm aware" than about
> voiding warranties, explosions, or sharks with lasers.
Ah, I can imagine a number of situations where using an ephemeral
configuration can cause all sorts of confusion. At least for us, the
efficiency advantages definitely outweigh the additional complexity here.
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