Re: "Neighbor maximum-prefix" option on routers

From: Daniele Arena (no email)
Date: Mon Nov 20 2006 - 06:45:37 EST

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    > 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...

    Regards,

    Daniele.


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