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Re: netlantis news

  • From: Henry Linneweh
  • Date: Thu May 27 11:26:55 2004

Well between completewhois and netlantis my day is
made 

-henry

--- Pascal Gloor <pascal.gloor@spale.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello ppl,
> 
> 
> as you probably have noticed, netlantis is down
> since a while. Netlantis had
> critical performance problems and we decided to
> re-write some of the core
> scripts to improve the DB update. While doing this
> we had some new ideas
> about how to process the updates and much more has
> been re-written.
> 
> There are no new features for the users, just the
> core-system works on a
> different way and all the BGP updates queuing
> problems will be gone.
> 
> 
> "What's new then ?"
> 
> netlantis is running now since several weeks its own
> BGP daemon called
> (guess) nbgpd. So far it works well and has pretty
> nice performance (able to
> handle up to 500 full BGP sessions (tested up to
> 100)). "nbgpd" is dumping
> updates into files (per peer, per timestamp) in its
> own (simple) binary
> format.
> The updates are then sent to "ndb" (netlantis DB
> manager) which is a fast
> "routing table status file updater". This also runs
> since several weeks.
> the last difficulty is to convert this "ndb" format
> for the SQL database (to
> handle all the web/whois/telnet queries).
> So far we wrote the MySQL (MyISAM format) data file
> properly.
> 
> 
> "So? why isnt it up yet ????"
> 
> We still have a last part to finish, writing the
> MySQL (MyISAM format) index
> file. Once this step completed, netlantis will come
> back up!
> 
> 
> "What's the difference for the lambda user??"
> 
> Reliable informations! Until now, "global cisco bug
> upgrade worldwide in the
> world" made netlantis to go booom due to the high
> load of bgp updates. This
> will no more happen. We expect to have a delay to
> "real-time" of about 10 to
> 15 minutes, with few or many BGP updates, it wont
> matter!
> 
> "Well, I dont care about your internal stuff, when
> will it be back????"
> 
> We expect to bring netlantis back during the next
> week. We will inform you
> then.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Best Regards,
> Pascal Gloor
> 
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