The Big Squeeze

Also, the dampening defaults:

bgp dampening <halflife-time> <reuse> <suppress> <maximum-suppress-time>

<halflife-time> default is 15 minutes
<reuse-value> default is 750
<suppress-value> default is 2000 (I thought it was 1000, but docs indicate
                     otherwise)
<max-suppress-time> default 4 times halflife-time

- paul

I would suggest that the largest percentage of flapping prefixes in the
global routing system belong to prefixes longer than /19.

Hence the convention to damp differently for different lengths. See one of
the foils in http://www.psg.com/~randy/970210.nanog/, which suggests that we
over here start following the European lead on this.

Also, the dampening defaults:

bgp dampening <halflife-time> <reuse> <suppress> <maximum-suppress-time>

<halflife-time> default is 15 minutes
<reuse-value> default is 750
<suppress-value> default is 2000 (I thought it was 1000, but docs indicate
                    otherwise)
<max-suppress-time> default 4 times halflife-time

Wellllll. To be tactless .....

If the ops are heading toward the above-described convention, would it not
be cool if the router vendors made it the default?

randy