Route Collector

### casually decided to expound upon "Todd Suiter" <> the
### following thoughts about "Route Collector":

Is it common or a good idea to have a route collector in a
datacenter/enterprise environment ? We have 1 router that just collects
routes using bgp and ospf, then set all servers to use it as the default
gateway. Is this practical or am I making more work for myself ?

So it's doing more than just collecting routes? It's also forwarding
traffic? Is it carrying a full table of eBGP routes too?

Yes, it is forwarding bgp routes. However, it has no serial lines connected.
Do you think it is causing unnecessary traffic ?

how is your "collector" attached to your network
as well as to the outside world?