BGP peering strategies for smaller routers

Blake Hudson blake at
Wed May 4 01:57:07 UTC 2016

I turned up a full ip4 feed on an RP1 today. Took approximately 5 minutes to fill the rib and probably another 5 minutes to push to the fib. The CLI responsiveness was noticeably slowed during this process, but the router didn't drop traffic. I'm guessing a second feed would involve fewer rib and fib changes and would converge faster. 

> On May 3, 2016, at 6:02 PM, Carlos Alcantar <carlos at> wrote:
> I know this thread has been primarily about memory to hold the routing tables, but how well does it do with the BGP convergence time??  which could be the other killer with multiple full route tables.

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