Did your BGP crash today?
joelja at bogus.com
Sun Aug 29 16:58:48 UTC 2010
On 8/29/10 9:31 AM, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> Richard A Steenbergen <ras at e-gerbil.net> writes:
>> Just out of curiosity, at what point will we as operators rise up
>> against the ivory tower protocol designers at the IETF and demand that
>> they add a mechanism to not bring down the entire BGP session because of
>> a single malformed attribute? Did I miss the memo about the meeting?
> I guess you did.
rfc 4893 (4 octet as numbers) leverages the assumption that you can send
the as4_path attribute and that even router's that don't understand it
will forward it.
given that 4 byte as numbers exist in the internet and many non-4byte
aware routers exist, that seems like a reasonable assumption.
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