Re: [Idr] WG LC on draft-ietf-idr-rpd-05.txt (7/15 to 7/29/2020)

Gert Doering <> Tue, 28 July 2020 06:20 UTC

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From: Gert Doering <>
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On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 08:57:22PM +0000, Huaimo Chen wrote:
>      *   How does the controller or provisioning entity know the status of the Route Policy provisioning on the target router. Even that it was successfully propagated to it and installed on it?
> [HC]:  It seems that BGP protocols guarantees the BGP UPDATE with the 
> route policy reaches the target router. When a BGP speaker as a 
> controller sends a BGP UPDATE to a peer, there is no need for the ack 
> from the peer about whether it is received, processed, and installed. 

This sounds as if the controller would have / need to have a direct BGP 
session to each of the target routers.

Which makes the use of BGP as transport protocol even more a bad choice.

If you have point-to-point connections anyway, do not choose a transport
protocol that is built for "distribute information to devices many hops 

Do not stuff BGP with more stuff that is not related to "transport of
routing information".  Vendors are having a hard time building robust and
interoperable BGP implementations already today.

Gert Doering
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