BFD over p2p transport links

Tim Durack tdurack at
Fri Feb 5 16:32:51 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 11:23 AM,  <sthaug at> wrote:

> We run it on most 10G backbone (LAN-PHY) links.

Hmm. Backbone L2 transport, or fiber/wave type transport? I'd be
surprised to hear of people running it on dark-fiber-ish stuff.

> In addition to the issue of link down propagation, you may also want
> to standardize on BFD for all your backbone links, for simplicity's
> sake (same mechanism everywhere). Obviously, in order to do this you
> want to be sure that the BFD implementation won't give you lots of
> false positives.

And therein lies the challenge. Try asking Mr Steenburger what BFD stands for...

> Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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