Failover how much complexity will it add?

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Sun Nov 8 22:18:51 UTC 2009

adel at wrote:
> I think partial routes makes perfect sense, makes sense that traffic for customers who are connected to each of my upstreams should go out of
> the correct BGP link as long as they are up!  Now I need to start thinking of BGP router choices, sure I have a plethora of choices :-(

Personally I'll always go for full routes if the router has enough
memory (software based) or TCAM space (hardware based). Cheaper to do on
software platforms though. An entry level Cisco 2811 can take full
tables from multiple upstreams with 786MB RAM or even 512. It won't push
100 meg of mixed traffic though.


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