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Re: AS 701 local-pref answer.
### On Mon, 17 Dec 2001 02:09:22 -0600, Alan Hannan <firstname.lastname@example.org> ### casually decided to expound upon email@example.com the following thoughts ### about "Re: AS 701 local-pref answer.": AH> > Do they expect consistent route annoucements from their peers? AH> > AH> > Many networks out there insist upon this as a requirement when peering. AH> AH> While many networks insist on this as a requirement when peering, AH> few folks audit it, and fewer still take action as a result of AH> noticing inconsistent announcements. A while back, networks peering with the RSng route servers had access to the PAIR reports which listed inconsistant and unregistered or policy-violated (as per the IRR) routing anniouncements. Quite a few people claimed they used PAIR to clean up their announcements and their registry objects. I don't know if there were any agreement ramifications however. AH> Bottom line, this inconsistency issue is not significant. Agreed... even with strict policy checking. Amongst all the peering points that the route servers were installed, inconsistant announcements accounted for very little (most list of violations would fit in a single browser window without having to scroll) with the occasional exception of misconfiguration or massive policy changes in the IRR. We're talking typically a maximum of a dozen inconsistancies and red-flagged routes overall... usually for a small prefix. -- /*===================[ Jake Khuon <khuon@NEEBU.Net> ]======================+ | Packet Plumber, Network Engineers /| / [~ [~ |) | | --------------- | | for Effective Bandwidth Utilisation / |/ [_ [_ |) |_| N E T W O R K S | +=========================================================================*/