Peering Policies and Route Servers

Avi Freedman freedman at
Thu May 2 12:57:23 UTC 1996

> There is one thing that the RS can't do.
> If A & B are doing 3rd party peering via the RS, the fact that the
> A/RS peering is up & working and that the B/RS peering is up &
> working unfortunately does not tell you if A & B can exchange
> packets.
> If A & B are peering directly, then the fact that the peering is
> up also tells you that they can exchange packets.
> Luckily this sort of breakage does not happen very often.
> Unluckily, if it does break, if can be really hard to diagnose.
> 	--asp at (Andrew Partan)

It has happened at least a few times in the past month at MAE-East (islands of
disconnectivity), of course.


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