Did your BGP crash today?

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Fri Aug 27 22:16:59 CDT 2010


> Just out of curiosity, at what point will we as operators rise up
> against the ivory tower protocol designers at the IETF and demand that
> they add a mechanism to not bring down the entire BGP session because
> of a single malformed attribute?

there is a problem underlying this.  bgp is not tlv.  so once a parser
detects an error, it can not *rigorously* know where to take up again.

randy




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