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Re: Route Collector

  • From: Jake Khuon
  • Date: Tue Mar 26 09:33:42 2002
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### On Tue, 26 Mar 2002 09:14:11 -0500, "Chris Pace" <[email protected]>
### casually decided to expound upon "Jake Khuon" <[email protected]> the
### following thoughts about "Re: Route Collector ":

CP> Yes, it is forwarding bgp routes. However, it has no serial lines connected.
CP> Do you think it is causing unnecessary traffic ?

I guess I'm just a little confused.  You have your servers pointing default
to it which means it's intended to pass traffic but it has no external
connectivity and it's passing eBGP routes?  How is that possible?  I guess
it would help me to understand if I knew what you're trying to achieve.

CP> ----- Original Message -----
CP> From: "Jake Khuon" <[email protected]>
CP> To: "Chris Pace" <[email protected]>
CP> Cc: "Todd Suiter" <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>
CP> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:02 AM
CP> Subject: Re: Route Collector
CP> > ### On Tue, 26 Mar 2002 08:50:44 -0500, "Chris Pace" <[email protected]>
CP> > ### casually decided to expound upon "Todd Suiter" <[email protected]> the
CP> > ### following thoughts about "Route Collector":
CP> >
CP> > CP> Is it common or a good idea to have a route collector in a
CP> > CP> datacenter/enterprise environment ? We have 1 router that just
CP> collects
CP> > CP> routes using bgp and ospf, then set all servers to use it as the
CP> default
CP> > CP> gateway. Is this practical or am I making more work for myself ?
CP> >
CP> > So it's doing more than just collecting routes?  It's also forwarding
CP> > traffic?  Is it carrying a full table of eBGP routes too?

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