Multi-homed clients and BGP timers

Deepak Jain deepak at ai.net
Fri May 22 19:10:36 CDT 2009


> If you want to converge a little fast than BGP holdtimes here
> and the fiber link is directly between the routers, you might
> look at something akin to Cisco's "bgp fast-external-fallover",
> which immediately resets the session if the link layer is
> reset or lost.
> 

Also things to consider: BFD for BGP and UDLD will help identify link failures faster. (If all of your equipment supports it, YMMV, etc).

Deepak




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