Did your BGP crash today?

Mike mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com
Sat Aug 28 09:32:11 UTC 2010

> 	while this is undoubtedly true for hobbiest researchers, there are
> 	pretty good relationships between vendors and some research facilities 
> 	with a strong interst in ensuring there is external review of the
> 	code base(es).
> 	(I am personally aware of at least five such facilities...:)
> 	hence I am going to have to echo Randys sentiments.  This was just
> 	sloppy.
I am really surprised by these attitudes. Guys (and gals), these 
incidents simply go to reinforce that the software we depend on, has not 
received sufficient testing and that we all have gigantic exposures due 
to things outside of our direct control (eg: cisco, juniper or other 
router software quality control). You can't just demand that people 
don't do things that wind up being destructive to you on your production 
network, thats asking the world to be responsible for you. There are 
lots of bugs in this stuff and the sooner that we find out about them, 
the sooner we can get updates to address them and hopefully, shorten the 
window in which those issues could be painful to us and cause us grief.

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