Multi-homed clients and BGP timers

Jack Bates jbates at
Fri May 22 19:59:56 CDT 2009

Steve Bertrand wrote:
> Well, unfortunately, the local PUC owns the fibre, and they have a
> switch aggregating all of their fibre in a star pattern. They then trunk
> the VLANs to me across two redundant pair. I'm in the process of
> persuading them to allow me to put my own gear in their location so I
> can manage it myself (no risk of port-monitor, no risk of their ops
> fscking up my clients etc). This way, they connect from their
> client-facing converter into whatever port in my switch I tell them.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this exactly the type of situation 
that BFD was designed to detect and help with?


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