Traffic Engineering (fwd)
John W Stewart III
jstewart at juniper.net
Thu Sep 18 21:36:03 UTC 1997
>This isn't quite correct (though it's peripheral to your main
>argument). An EBGP speaker is free to advertise routes containing
>9999 to 9999. Furthermore, 9999 is free to accept routes containing
>9999. Whether 9999 chooses to do this or not is, as the saying
>goes, "purely a local matter." Likewise whether 9999's peers choose
>to refrain from sending such routes.
>Some BGP implementations, gated for one, may be configured to accept
>routes with the router's own AS number in the path. Loop suppression
>is still provided by limiting the number of times it may appear.
>This is actually useful in some circumstances.
serious question: what circumstances?
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