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Re: Cascading Failures Could Crash the Global Internet
From: Michael Lamoureux <lamour () mail argfrp us uu net>
Date: 08 Feb 2003 22:49:43 -0500


 "sgorman1" == sgorman1  <sgorman1 () gmu edu> writes:

sgorman1> Homogenous, in this context, does not mean similar platform 
sgorman1> connectivity, but nodes with same degree connecting to each
sgorman1> other.

Ah, that makes it more clear.  So a full mesh would be better?   ;-)


sgorman1> Lots of problems in applying that to cascading failures in
sgorman1> reality - making AS701 disappear, BGP allowing a cascading
sgorman1> traffic failure from "having to redistribute" AS701's
sgorman1> traffic etc etc.  Hope that makes it more clear, but it is
sgorman1> just my interpretation of someone elses work.

Yeah, I have all sorts of problems with applying this model to
reality.  But then, we already determined that I was being stupid. ;-)


thanks,
Michael


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