From: Daniele Arena (no email)
Date: Mon Nov 20 2006 - 06:45:37 EST
> Let alone how many operators monitor sessions down for
> prefixes -- some ISPs deserve to be depxxxxx when they find
> out after one month (been there, more than once) the
> sessions are down, and they ask you why those are down,
> cutting and pasting the 'Idle (pfxcount)' in their email
> even. That is my personal view though.
> So max-prefix is good for peers, maybe for customers, hardly
> for transit sessions, and whenever you do it, MONITOR IT ;)=)
> A three- line perl / sh script on top of your syslog or during
> logrotate or so is advised if only that.
The "restart" option of maximum-prefix (which is available at list on
Cisco) should solve that, since it tries to restart the session every
n minutes to see if the prefixes are back to normal. But then again,
not everyone uses it...