Re: [v6ops] [Idr] BGP Identifier

Sander Steffann <sander@steffann.nl> Sat, 15 February 2014 20:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: [v6ops] [Idr] BGP Identifier
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Hi David,

> As an example: let's say your ROUTER_ID is 192.0.2.5 or 0xC0000205.  Then you can use an IPv6 loopback address of 2001:db8:1::c000:205, or you could even used mixed notation 2001:db8:1::192.0.2.5.
> 
> So, you do not loose the ability to "quickly perform diagnosis & troubleshooting using ping/traceroute/etc. to identify the availability and location within the topology."

Yeah, this sounds about right :)

> There was also a DNS recommendation made in the thread, that would work too.
> 
> So, I'd prefer effort be put toward an informational draft suggesting operational practices and maybe implementation suggestions that reinforce these suggestions rather than complicated protocol changes.  

I fully agree. I'd be willing to help write such a draft.

Cheers,
Sander