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Re: Points of Failure (was Re: National infrastructure asset)
--On Tuesday, 25 September, 2001 1:18 PM -0700 Randy Bush <[email protected]> wrote:
note that richer meshes may increase forwarding reliability but they exacerbate routing convergence problems. see abha's nanog presentation.
&, particularly where such meshes are formed in part from multiple providers, the probability of the types of critical errors caused by the failure of any one the providers (as opposed to those which require all of the providers to go down). [trivial example: most people don't filter their upstreams at all. if you have n upstreams, then if any one gets hacked and decides to send 100,000,000 routes at you, you die. Probability increases with n] Alex Bligh Personal Capacity