BGP and convergence time

Matthew Walster matthew at
Wed May 12 15:02:01 UTC 2010

On 12 May 2010 02:36, Scott Weeks <surfer at> wrote:
> You set the timers on your side and the two sides negotiate then select the lowest timer settings.  The BGP session automatically hard resets on some equipment when changing the timers, so be aware of that.

Hold timers are negotiated in the OPEN message, I seem to remember, so
surely you *have* to hard reset the connection to get the lower


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