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Re: Peering Policies and Route Servers

  • From: Curtis Villamizar
  • Date: Mon May 06 10:34:27 1996

In message <199605020457.AAA00182@home.partan.com>, Andrew Partan writes:
> > The RA has implemented requirements that providers have when a 
> > provider communicates what is needed.  I can't find any messages
> > from Sean indicating what he would like to express but can't. 
> > The RA team is always willing to work with providers to meet
> > their needs.
> 
> There is one thing that the RS can't do.
> 
> If A & B are doing 3rd party peering via the RS, the fact that the
> A/RS peering is up & working and that the B/RS peering is up &
> working unfortunately does not tell you if A & B can exchange
> packets.
> 
> If A & B are peering directly, then the fact that the peering is
> up also tells you that they can exchange packets.
> 
> Luckily this sort of breakage does not happen very often.
> Unluckily, if it does break, if can be really hard to diagnose.
> 	--asp@partan.com (Andrew Partan)


Just because you don't BGP peer doesn't mean you should monitor
reachability to your third party peers.  The BGP mib is handy, but
this is nothing a ping test can't detect.  Too bad there is no LQM on
broadcast media.

Curtis
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