Re: [Idr] I-D Action: draft-ietf-idr-rs-bfd-02.txt

Nick Hilliard <nick@foobar.org> Thu, 16 March 2017 11:01 UTC

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Jeffrey Haas wrote:
> The reasons for the hilarity might not be obvious to some here.  Some of
> them include:
> - Effectively an NBMA environment that most software wants to pick up as a
>   broadcast environment... and the protocols break when the L2 goes awry.
> - IXPs tend to get a rather entertaining mish-mash of equipment... and thus
>   bugs.
> - IGPs really like to have a consistent map and aren't happy when the LSDB
>   isn't consistent for various reasons. (See some above.)
> - Security of IGP with multiple participant? Um, no.
> 
> Please share others. :-)

"Is that your anycast DNS IP address I see there? LOL, this should be fun."

No-one ever said IXPs were hygienic.

Nick