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Revised Default Values for the BGP 'Minimum Route Advertisement Interval'

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Author Paul Jakma
Last updated 2008-11-17
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This document briefly examines what is known about the effects of the BGP MRAI timer, particularly on convergence. It highlights published work which suggests the MRAI interval as deployed has an adverse effect on the convergence time of BGP. It then recommends revised, lower default values for the MRAI timer, thought to be more suited to today's Internet environment.


Paul Jakma

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