Did your BGP crash today?

Mike Gatti ekim.ittag at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 20:07:36 UTC 2010

where's the change management process in all of this. 
basically now we are going to starting changing things that can 
potentially have an adverse affect on users without letting anyone know
before hand .... Interesting concept.

On Aug 27, 2010, at 3:33 PM, Dave Israel wrote:

> On 8/27/2010 3:22 PM, Jared Mauch wrote:
>> When you are processing something, it's sometimes hard to tell if something
>> just was mis-parsed (as I think the case is here with the "missing-2-bytes")
>> vs just getting garbage.  Perhaps there should be some way to "re-sync" when
>> you are having this problem, or a parallel "keepalive" path similar to
>> MACA/MCAS/MIDCAS/TCAS between the devices to talk when something bad is
>> happening.
> I know it wasn't there originally, and isn't mandatory now, but there is
> an MD5 hash that can be added to the packet.  If the TCP hash checks
> out, then you know the packet wasn't garbled, and just contained
> information you didn't grok.  That seems like enough evidence to be able
> to shrug and toss the packet without dropping the session.
> -Dave

Mike Gatti  
ekim.ittag at gmail.com

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