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Re: Why doesn't BGP...
Look, I can do a "show interface" on any interface and see what speed it's running at and if it's dropping packets. If BGP hears a route on an interface that isn't dropping packets shouldn't _that_ route be considered "best" all other things being equal (hop counts and all)? You can't tell me the router doesn't know this information because _I_ get the information from the router itself!! I understand about route instabilities, etc. All I'm talking about here is a better "tie breaker" than ordinate numbers of IP addresses. On Sat, 9 Nov 1996, Neil J. McRae wrote: > On Fri, 8 Nov 1996 19:20:40 -0800 (PST) > Ed Morin <firstname.lastname@example.org> alleged: > > > Well, sure, but why should I _have_ to? I thought we, in part, pay > > the big bucks for routers that are supposed to figure some of this > > stuff out on their own without having to "band-aid" things with AS > > path manipulations, etc. > > Try reading the manual. How is the router supposed to know what > you want to do. BGP4 knows nothing of link speeds, and I hope > it never does, the instabilities it could cause are frightening. > > I don't think the people who came up with BGP4 ever expected to > see what some people do with their router configs. > > Regards, > Neil. > -- > Neil J. McRae. Alive and Kicking. E A S Y N E T G R O U P P L C > neil@EASYNET.NET NetBSD/sparc: 100% SpF (Solaris protection Factor) > Free the daemon in your <A HREF="http://www.NetBSD.ORG/">computer!</A> > > Ed Morin Northwest Nexus Inc. (206) 455-3505 (voice) Professional Internet Services edm@nwnexus.WA.COM - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -