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Re: router startup behavior

  • From: Yakov Rekhter
  • Date: Mon Jan 14 16:08:37 2002

> > a fix might be to not advertise any routes to a BGP peer until you
> > receive all the routes that peer has to send you.
> 
> that will *greatly* reduce the garbage in the global routing table.  to
> zero, in fact.
> 
> and, of course, we can not know when a peer has sent all the routes it
> has to send to you.

draft-ietf-idr-restart-01.txt describes a way to do this (to find out
when a peer has sent all the routes it has to send to you).

yakov.