Fun: Playing Battleships over BGP

BGP is the kitchen-sink of networking protocols, right? Whatever control-plane information you need to transport around, you can do it with BGP… including the battleship coordinates carried in BGP communities.

On the more serious front, it's nice to see at least some ISPs still care enough about the stability of the global Internet to use BGP route flap dampening.


  1. Hi Ivan, do you see much need from your contacts for easy methods to track dampened routes?,
    We're working on some new bgp tools and this is something we could include
    1. Interesting idea, but I never heard anyone specifically complaining about it. However, it might be that everyone accepted the pain long ago and stopped yammering.
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