Re: Upstream BGP community support

From: jim deleskie (no email)
Date: Sat Oct 31 2009 - 20:30:38 EDT

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    Here is the problem as I see it. Sure some % fo the people using BGP
    are bright nuff to use some upstreams communities, but sadly many are
    not. So this ends up breaking one or more networks, who in turn twist
    more dials causing other changes.. rinse, wash and repeat. But like
    Randy said who am I to stop anyone from playing... just means those of
    us with clue will be able to continue to earn a pay check for a very
    long time still :)


    On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 9:25 PM, Randy Bush <> wrote:
    > while i can understand folk's wanting to signal upstream using
    > communities, and i know it's all the rage.  one issue needs to be
    > raised.
    > bgp is a brilliant information hiding protocol.  policy is horribly
    > opaque.  complexity abounds.  and it has unfun consequences, e.g. see
    > tim on wedgies etc.
    > and this just adds to the complexity and opacity.
    > so i ain't sayin' don't do it.  after all, who would deny you the
    > ability to show off your bgp macho?
    > just try to minimize its use to only when you *really* need it.
    > randy

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