withdrawal propagation (was E.E. Times?)

Justin W. Newton justin at erols.com
Tue Jan 14 20:32:03 UTC 1997

At 12:46 PM 1/14/97 -0500, Jon Zeeff wrote:
>> 0) Is this a bug, does it cause any problem whatsoever?
>If I'm not mistaken, lots of routers have had performance problems 
>caused by excessive rates of routing updates.  
>Or did I misread various previous messages to this list?

A BGP withdrawl for a route which is not in the routing table does not
cause the router to update any routes and is hence not a routing update.
I.e. removing a route that isn't there is not very processor intensive.

Justin Newton				
Network Architect					
Erol's Internet Services

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