H. Uijterwaal, "First analysis of the Beacon data" Nov 2002.
|First analysis of the Beacon data|
|Published:||IEPG meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2002|
|Background:||A BGP beacon is an unused BGP prefix (unused in the sense that no traffic is ever forwarded to the prefix) that is intentionally announced and withdrawn periodically at known times. Announcements and withdrawals are usually spaced apart by two hours. Beacons are useful for studying BGP convergence, and the concept is related to Craig Labovitz's technique of injecting faults into the interdomain routing system as a means of studying convergence.|