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Re: Exodus/C&W Depeering

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Tue Mar 26 20:00:38 2002

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 07:31:52PM -0500, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> >Are we talking AS_Path attributes here?  If so, all this means
> >is that now we don't announce OTHER BACKBONE routes to C&W/EXODUS,
> >which we probably weren't doing anyway.
> Actually, it also mean a reduction in the possible paths presented to my 
> router for computation.  Some would say this is a good thing.  Me, I like 
> having multiple choices / redundancy.  Better to have two ways to get to 
> EXDS than one.  IMHO, of course.

In my experience, the odds of any given path sucking are far greater than
the odds of that path going away. Therefore I would rather have one path
which doesn't suck than two paths which may.

Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]>
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