on Cisco (this command is hidden for some reason)
#bgp bestpath as-path multipath-relax
The default BGP behavior only installs only routes with exact the same AS_PATH into RIB. With multipath-relax, the AS_PATH only needs to be of the same length.
What problems can it potentially cause? Why isn't is used more often?
As a transit provider, does this feature complicate troubleshooting (I am thinking about end-user complaints about network performance)? Does it make it more difficult to know the path specific traffic took at a given time? Is there something else to that can assist troubleshooting. I am not sure about scalability and cost for NetFlow in SP network.