Re: [Idr] New BGP capability to advertise running daemon version

Donatas Abraitis <donatas.abraitis@gmail.com> Fri, 02 August 2019 15:07 UTC

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From: Donatas Abraitis <donatas.abraitis@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2019 18:07:20 +0300
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Subject: Re: [Idr] New BGP capability to advertise running daemon version
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Hello Jeffrey,

yep, I don't see any reasons why to not add this as "off by default".
I think it's fine while it can be controlled on demand.

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM Jeffrey Haas <jhaas@pfrc.org> wrote:
>
> Donatas,
>
> On Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 09:56:22AM +0300, Donatas Abraitis wrote:
> > yes, it's risky and shouldn't be toggled by default, but in data
> > center environments where you have full control, it's very handy. For
> > instance in FRR has a few modes to operate like traditional and
> > datacenter. By having datacenter profile enabled, it's safe enough to
> > have this capability, IMO. Or as you suggested, just an additional
> > knob for configuring this is considered as well.
>
> Others have mentioned the security considerations.  I'd be a bit concerned
> that such a thing really was "off by default".
>
> Beyond that, items put into capabilities right now are intended to impact
> operational behaviors.  This doesn't feel like the best fit for me.
>
> If I could be talked into wanting this at all, I suspect I might be more
> supportive of having this be an optional parameter rather than a capability.
>
> -- Jeff



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Donatas