wh at univie.ac.at
Thu Jul 9 11:31:44 CEST 2009
after reading the whole documentation nearly twice, I configured some
stuff with BGP and so far it looks quite nice. I really like the
verbosity of bird, it totally tells me what's going on, this is really
nice. One thing I don't like that much is that it seems that I don't
have a chance to reconfigure ONE BGP neighbour without dropping the
BGP sessions to all other neighbors.
I'm altering the config-file for a specific BGP neighbor and after
that I am issueing
> configure soft
from the birdc-shell. This drops the BGP connections to ALL neighbors.
This is not ideal as I would like to use bird also a route-server on
our internet-exchange. Of course this problem can be overcome by using
two route-server instances, but this is not really satisfying (and IXP
customers might not really like the fact that every new customer
causes BGP drops). I understand that if I just tweak the filters no
sessions are dropped.
Do the developers think there is a fair chance to fix that?
Furthermore, is there something like BGP soft reconfiguration (inbound/
outbound) for a specific peer?
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