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Re: What Worked - What Didn't
From: "Mike Lewinski" <mike () rockynet com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 16:13:00 -0600

Are you aware of any "downside" to implementing this command ?

I opted against using it on our network, after considering the
consequences of having an eBGP link go down for a few seconds repeatedly
(which has actually happened here twice in my memory). Under this
circumstance the fast-external-fallover would probably have caused our
routes to be dampened.

Other than that, I think it's probably a bonus that a single very brief
failure on an eBGP link doesn't require the tables to be reset.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Lewinski" <mike () rockynet com>
To: <nanog () merit edu>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: What Worked - What Didn't

But speaking of BGP: what concerns me is the very long timeouts.
BGP router loses power, it takes minutes for the peer on the other
side of
the connection to notice something is wrong and reroute the

This IOS command should remedy that under most circumstances:

bgp fast-external-fallover


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