[quagga-dev 7294] Re: bgp confederation error handling

Nick Hilliard nick at inex.ie
Sat Oct 10 17:12:47 BST 2009


On 10/10/2009 12:43, Vasilis Tsiligiannis wrote:
> Yes, it's intentional. That's what RFC1771 dictates on Section 3: "If a
> connection encounters an error condition, a notification message is sent and
> the connection is closed."

This policy is currently considered to be a bad one.  Why should a single 
dud entry in a bgp feed cause session tear-down?  Much better to just drop 
it on the floor and not close the connection.

Nick



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