BGP Design question.

-Hammer- bhmccie at
Thu Jun 23 15:44:41 UTC 2011

HaHa! I agree with keeping it simple. I keep my routers simple. I keep 
my switches simple. Sometimes it's not as easy on a Layer 7 FW or a load 
balancer. So plan accordingly.   :)


On 06/23/2011 08:59 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 07:44:33 CDT, -Hammer- said:
>> Agreed. At an enterprise level, there is no need to risk extended
>> downtime to save a buck or two. Redundant hardware is always a good way
>> to keep Murphy out of the equation. And as far as hardware failures go,
>> it's not that common. Nowadays it's the bugs in overly complicated code
>> on your gear that get you first. I miss IOS 11.3.....
> So what you're saying is we're more likely to take an outage due to tripping
> over a bug, so we should go for the simplest non-crossover config to minimize
> the chances of hitting a bug. ;)

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