Do ATM-based Exchange Points make sense anymore?

Mike Hughes wrote:

With the shorter timers or fast-external-fallover, a very short
maintenance slot at a large exchange can cause ripples in the routing
table. It would be interesting to do some analysis of this - how far the
ripples spread from each exchange!

We do BGP instability research, and this is something I'd like to
examine further. Compared to other sources of BGP noise, I don't
think it's a primary driver for the instability we monitor each
day, but I'd like to quantify it.

If people were willing to give us a heads-up after the fact when
there were .. um .. maintenance events at the major exchanges,
we could then go back and look at global propagation of the ripples
on fine timescales. --jim

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