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Re: That pesky AS path corruption bug...
On Tue, 23 May 2000, Vadim Antonov wrote: > This is not only practical, but, in fact, the only sane way to do things. > Dropping BGP session causes withdrawal of hundreds or thousands of > acceptable routes. When the BGP session is reestablished, these routes > will be acquired again, causing a wave of announcements. When the > invalid route shows up, the cycle is repeated. > > What a perfect way to kill the Internet :) This is what BGP dampening is for. Dropping a few prefixes here and there is a good way to make operational debugging of a network of any size, hell. With a NOTIFY and a drop, there is a definite positive feedback that something is majorly wrong and allows people to open top level cases with vendors. /vijay