The Big Squeeze

Randy Bush randy at
Mon Mar 3 04:44:00 UTC 1997

> When dampening was first being rolled out I remember one of the early
> networks that got hit was PSI's net 38/8.  Treating flapping prefixes
> differently based on length has more to do with how many people scream
> when prefixes covering a large amount of address space get dampened
> than the impact of the route flap of an individual prefix on the router.

Also, it is thought that longer prefixes tend to flap more than shorter.


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