Grant Diffey nevyn-wlan at artificial-stupidity.net
Sun Jul 3 13:21:52 EST 2005

On Sun, Jun 26, 2005 at 07:22:20PM +1000, Brenton D. wrote:
> I would really like to test bgp out especially on the routers directly 
> connected to node GHO!
> We can still run ospf as a backup.
> Nevyn?

The problem is that all these routing protocols are DUMB++ and 
we can't run both BGP and ospf on a single network (where GHO is 
2 networks one on north and one on south.

The bigger issue as I see it with BGP is that because wifi networks 
fluctuate quite wildly we need some sort of dynamic metric system to 
achieve a reasonable throughput. so that the network can avoid the dodgy
links.  The problem I see with BGP is that it's reducing the amount of
information about the network that core routers have.

ile I agree with dan regarding the autonomous system argument to some
extent I also think that ospf has an advantage that every node has a 
complete database of the entire network and can choose the lowest cost
route to a particular host which given the ammount that wireless links
fluctuate will be essential to getting reasonable levels of throughput
over the network.

Grant Diffey aka "nevyn"
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