Re: [v6ops] BGP Identifier

Owen DeLong <owen@delong.com> Fri, 14 February 2014 23:02 UTC

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On Feb 14, 2014, at 12:13 PM, Sander Steffann <sander@steffann.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
>>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-fan-idr-ipv6-bgp-id
>>> "IPv6 BGP Identifier Capability for BGP-4", Peng Fan, Zhenqiang Li,
>>> 2014-02-12
>> 
>> please no.  if you can not assign a unique four octet integer to each
>> router in your network, then you have much bigger problems.  and adding
>> a capability and more complexity to try to patch over your inability to
>> configure your routers will just compound your problems.
> 
> I agree. It's a shame that the router-id looks like an IPv4 address and IPv4 addresses are used to auto-configure it when the operator doesn't explicitly set it. There are too many people that think that a router-id is more than a 32-bit number and must be an IPv4 address, but creating more complexity to avoid educating router operators isn't the answer…

+1

Owen