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Re: Why doesn't BGP...
> From: Vadim Antonov <[email protected]> > Regarding BGP metrics -- there's a problem with a single "universal" > metric in an exterior routing protocol, namely the absense of a single > authority to assign those metrics. Different networks may have very > much confiliciting interests in how to assign BGP metrics. > Wasn't there a draft somewhere along the way on a global guidelines on how to set the metrics? > Some time ago i wrote a draft (which didn't get any support and quietly > expired) regarding BGP metrics -- the idea was to have a vector of > metrics (one per AS hop) instead of a single scalar metric; and allow > network operators to calculate weighted sums to obtain the locally > significant scalar metrics. I.e. a network operator may decide for > himself how to interpret BGP metrics coming from different AS-es > (or by different paths). > Yeah, I seem to remember liking that. You mean that Tony and Yakov didn't support it.... ;-) And some of the other ideas were similar to Nimrod policy selection.... > If there's any interest i can dig the draft out and place it on my www > server. > Sure. [email protected] Key fingerprint = 17 40 5E 67 15 6F 31 26 DD 0D B9 9B 6A 15 2C 32 [email protected] Key fingerprint = 2E 07 23 03 C5 62 70 D3 59 B1 4F 5E 1D C2 C1 A2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -