Did your BGP crash today?

Daniel Verlouw daniel at bit.nl
Mon Aug 30 09:08:49 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 10:58 +0200, Thomas Mangin wrote:
> http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc4271.html section 4.2
> So unless you know something I don't, I believe you are totally mistaken :)

updates serve as implicit keepalives.

in that same section:

"Hold Time:

The calculated value indicates the maximum number of
         seconds that may elapse between the receipt of successive
         KEEPALIVE and/or UPDATE messages from the sender."

also check section 6.5:

"If a system does not receive successive KEEPALIVE, UPDATE, and/or
   NOTIFICATION messages [...]"


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