bmanning at ISI.EDU bmanning at ISI.EDU
Tue Aug 15 23:31:28 UTC 1995

> >So what would the normal implementation of such a design be?  ebgp-multihop
> >all of your peers into the PC, and then a single peering session the Cisco,
> >presuming no "next-hop-self" routes?
> No. Colocated BGP4 "proxies" (I'm still not sure what to call these,
> anyone?) would peer via EBGP with other ASes BGP4 "proxies" on the same
> net. The next_hop BGP4 attribute on all routes exchanged would be that
> of the routers on the high speed interconnect, not of the "proxies."
> ASes that do not implement this would still peer via EBGP
> router-to-router as usual and would not see the "proxies;" eventually
> everyone would move towards having "proxies" or else router vendors
> would beef up their products, either way, we're all happy.
> Nick

This is very similar to the existing RA route server design.  If you want
to play with this, then pick up the RS code and try it out. Its a lot
closer than the gated base is for doing this kind of "toying around".


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