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Re: Order of ASes in the BGP Path

  • From: Abhishek Verma
  • Date: Mon Aug 29 21:11:30 2005
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Since i smell some traces of sarcasm here.

On 8/30/05, Randy Bush <[email protected]> wrote:
> I thank everyone who took time off their busy schedules and answered me on
> this. I now understand that people do look at the AS_PATH and the order of
> ASes is important for debugging, etc.

and thank you for reading the rfc
I respect your knowledge and wisdom and that of other people on this list here which is why i asked this question. Yes, i have gone through the RFC 1771 throughly and trust me it does not mention any other use of this Path attribute, except for the path length/loop detection. People on this list have a *lot* of experience and its these people who actually use this protocol.
To me these were the best people to tell me if they indeed use it for other purposes also.


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