Some leaks in China/Hongkong

Gert Doering gert at
Mon Oct 27 06:05:56 CET 2008


On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 05:28:29PM +0100, Havard Eidnes wrote:
> OK, so one might argue that using local-pref is a stupid idea
> anyway, 

I would certainly argue that way.  Unconditionally preferring things
"just because they come in via a peering point / NREN / ..." is always
going to end up with funny paths.

> but unfortunately it's a tool we need to use in order to
> in some important cases prefer the appropriate path.

Why not prefer the appropriate path *specifically* for those "important
cases"?  This is something where the local-pref tool is very useful - but
generalizing on "certain classes of BGP neighbours are superiour" has
bitten us in the past as well, so we've learned from it and stopped doing 

Gert Doering
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