Revisiting Route Flap Damping in the Wild


BGP Route Flap Damping (RFD) and its use has been a controversial topic in the past. Recommendations have been revised multiple times over the past two decades and still differ from vendor default values. In this article we dive into how we measured Route Flap Damping in the real-world, uncover which configurations are in use, and provide RFD parameter sets based on past recommendations for your router.

IMC 2019