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Re: Exodus/C&W Depeering

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Tue Mar 26 20:13:06 2002

At 07:58 PM 3/26/2002 -0500, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
>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.

So would I. Doubt anyone would rather have two sucky paths than one good one.

However, in my experience, I would rather have to chose between me -> EXDS and me -> upstream -> EXDS, than be forced to use me -> upstream -> C&W.

>Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]>