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BGP terminology question

  • From: NetSecGuy
  • Date: Sun Nov 06 13:06:40 2005
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I asked this question on inet-access and it was suggested I try NANOG.

I understand BGP flapping to be announcements followed by withdraws over a short period.  I am seeing a peer with a large number of announcements and the normal number of withdraws.  Is there a term to describe what I am seeing?  I'd like to understand what is happening, but I've been looking for more info and can't seem to find anything. I suspect I am just not using the right words to search.

If there isn't a term, why would a peer announce thousands of time an hour with very few withdraws?