Junos Asymmetric Routing

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Sun May 30 17:16:14 UTC 2010

> Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 18:39:39 +0200
> From: Randy Bush <randy at psg.com>
> > your perfectly fine multihop BGP session could break when rerouting
> > occurs.
> one of the many reasons that there are no perfectly fine multi-hop bgp
> sessions.

I remember a posting to this list back in the late 90s from Tony Li, who
knows a bit about BGP. He urged that multi-hop BGP never be used and
pointed out that it had not been intended for use except as a test tool,
not a production one and should have been stripped from IOS before it
was shipped.

While there are a few good cases for using it, it is generally a bad,
bad idea. And this thread demonstrates that he had reason for the warning
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