Test Route

bmanning at ISI.EDU bmanning at ISI.EDU
Tue Jan 31 22:57:54 UTC 1995

> > From: bmanning at ISI.EDU 
> >  
> > Hi, 
> > 	Much as I like to debate RFC 1597 and Firewalls... That is not 
> > 	the topic of this thread. 
> >  
> > 	I was pointing out a useful (to me) hack to verify BGP peering 
> > 	and route generation w/o the need to "expose" routes that 
> > 	I might not be authoritative for. 
> >  
> > 	I would like to know if others think this was/is worthwhile? 
> If you don't propagate the route, why does it matter?
> 							---Rob

Ah, but I do. Its a TestRoute that carries no other information.
This effectivly re-casts this prefix/mask into a tool for testing 
reachability.  Just becasue I have a BGP peer up does not equate to 
route exchange.  Once I send the TestRoute and you ack that it is received,
then I have a higher assurance that our exchange works.


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