Partial vs Full tables

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Fri Jun 5 17:45:07 UTC 2020

On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 10:20:00AM -0700, William Herrin wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 9:49 AM Saku Ytti <saku at> wrote:
> > The comparison isn't between full or default, the comparison is
> > between static default or dynamic default. Of course with any default
> > scenario there are more failure modes you cannot route around. But if
> > you need default, you should not want to use dynamic default.
> It's a little more nuanced than that. You probably don't want to
> accept a default from your transit but you may want to pin defaults
> (or a set of broad routes as I did) to "representative" routes you do
> accept from your transit. By "pin" I mean tell BGP that is
> reachable by some address inside a representative route you've picked
> that is NOT the next hop. That way the default goes away if your
> transit loses the representative route and the default pinned to one
> of your other transits takes over.

I do the above using routes to * to contribute to the
aggregate 0/0.

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