Peter S. Ford
peter at goshawk.lanl.gov
Thu Mar 17 23:13:26 UTC 1994
I suspect that most providers have a classful network number
within a CIDR block that does not have production hosts on it
which they can use for this kind of testing.
Thus, this does not have to be a test using live traffic.
Testing would look like:
Send in specific classful routes including the "test network"
Send in aggregate route
Test connectivity ala Havard ...
Withdraw the test network route
Test connectivity ala Havard from a test station
on the "test network"
If everything is okay, then removing the rest of the specific
network number routes would seem to be okay.
It may be necessary to this on an aggregate by aggregate basis until
all of the operational configuration issues are wrinkled out.
This would seem to meet your safety concerns.
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