doug madory is asking me for a cite for the exciting 1997/8 128/9 bgp
event. my memory as reported to doug is
soon after the 7007 incident, an engineer in a UUNET lab, not
realizing they were connected to the real internet, used the hidden
bgp test command to generate 128/9 chopped into /24s. took uunet
down, but not before it propagated.
does anyone have a useful cite?
i remember a bit more. the hidden command was there to help debug CEF,
which was new at the time. the CEFlapods wanted a large blob of
prefixes to push the FIB. it kinda pushed the operational FIBs a bit
That's the "old" archive. That was merged in the main archive (same one this list uses) a while back.
If you sort by date you'll see a number of threads talking about the 70k BGP table size (lol). It's a fun read to see where we've come from in 26 years.
Was this in lieu of flow cache and process switching, at the time :-)?