state of the art in router configuration

Ratul Mahajan ratul at
Mon Jan 21 07:57:18 UTC 2002

after a study on bgp misconfiguration
(, i am beginning
to wonder what the state of the art in router configuration is. a quick
search on the web did not yield anything interesting. thoughts on the
matter from guys who configure routers would be appreciated.

1. how do most operators configure their bgp (text editor or some
high-level configuration tool)?

2. are there "configuration checkers" out there that would check whether 
an operator has not made a common error while modifying configuration?

3. when misconfigurations do happen, how are they detected? 

	-- ratul

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