Using link congestion to control routing updates

Anders Lowinger anders.lowinger at
Fri Dec 20 13:57:54 UTC 2002

Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> Opposite problem -- he wants to delay routing updates if the link is full.
> EIGRP by default won't use more than 25/50% (I forget) of link bw, for
> instance, but I'm not aware of any intentional features in other IGPs to do
> this.

Both OSPF and ISIS in Cisco's have pacing, ie they will not flood LSAs/LSPs
over a certain configurable limit. Not sure about other platforms..


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