USENIX Tenth System Administration Conference (LISA
Renumbering: Threat or Menace?
Eliot Lear, Jennifer Katinsky, Jeff Coffin, and Diane Tharp
Silicon Graphics, Inc
Remember when wide area networks consisted of private lines
between a few offices routed by a good old fashion classful
distance vector protocol? Ever take one of those networks and grow
it by several orders of magnitude? Guess what happens? Things begin
to break, and network analysts run scared. Herein, we tell the
story of how Silicon Graphics, Inc. replaced our old creaking
network design for 26 sites with a new bells and whistles design
for 200+ sites. The astute reader can savor the irony of some of
the (sometimes painful) lessons we learned along the way.
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