Why doesn't BGP...

Ed Morin <edm@halcyon.com> writes

* > The first one is easy, in fact you can do that yourself by fiddling
* > with metrics or such on the different BGP sessions. The second one
* > would have dramatic consequences in terms of route instability. You
* > pick one route now because of load on the link, the load changes and
* > you pick the other, now BGP will have to change the announcement of
* > this network to other peers. So, now we not only have flaps because of
* > links/routers going up and down, we also have flap because of load
* > changes on the network. The result: you are dampened out forever, or
* > the network falls over.