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Re: More long AS-sets announced
Randy Bush wrote:
Thank you. You've provided a clean, concise counter to Lorenzo's original claim that long AS sets won't trip on IOS bugs.showing that ios won't crash is very difficult because the number of versions of ios, and the amazing dependencies of things on which blade is in which slot and what phase is the moon.
This may be a well-run, very small experiment, but it's experimenting with a space that's rarely explored and therefore less likely to have encountered the same level of operational testing that horrifying garbage leaks have tested. As such, I'm frustrated that the testers consider requests to provide more advance notice to be so "obtuse".
Many of us in the operational community are required to conduct testing in lab environments, followed by well-announced maintenance windows. Why is this operational test supposed to be given freer reign on the 'net than our own operations? Alternatively, why can't the test be conducted in a lab, with interested operators providing router configurations and xOS versions to give the test bed the most realistic sample of the 'net, without using the production 'net?