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RE: IGPs and services?
> firstname.lastname@example.org: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 10:34 PM > What is the general feeling about running routing protocols on > web/dns/mail servers? Technically, not a problem. However, there is a school of thought that thinks that to be a bad policy. That routing functions should be on appliance-level systems, like routers. There is also some merit in that appliances are more reliable, mainly because nothing *else* can cause an operational interrupt. Unix systems are *real* good about process control. but, there are still some things that makes it advisable to reboot a system, at times. If that system is ALSO a critical router then the entire net is down until the reboot is complete. It is generally not considered a stable state of affairs. Having been in exactly that situation, I can tell you that it isn't fun. Eventually, the pain aversion therapy works and your behavior is modified accordingly.