IGP protocol

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Mon Nov 19 11:57:49 UTC 2018

On 18/Nov/18 18:00, Saku Ytti wrote:

> In 7600 it is simply not possible because of hardware limitation. I'd
> be surprised if 7600 was alone here.

I've never ran the 7600 (the 6500 was as close as I got, but that was
just purely for Ethernet switching).

While it wouldn't surprise me that shops were still running this
platform in 2018, it's starting to show its age...

> But does this actually matter? Probably not. I assume we have
> functional market, and if there was business case in having secure
> control-planes we would have them. Networks work because no one is
> motivated to attack the infrastructure, not because we can or have
> protected it.
> I expect in time of crisis all state actors can disable the
> infrastructure in matter of minutes, as they likely have collection of
> these problems that control-plane protection has. But we will probably
> fix the infrastructure in matter of days, so probably even then not a
> big deal.

Fair point.


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