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Re: Request for Comments on a topological address block for N. Calif.
> There's two kinds of traffic that Alternet can provide to SmallGuy: [ a) deleted...standard peering ] > b) transit peering, meaning Alternet announces to SmallGuy all routes > that SmallGuy is paying to get (Alternet's plus everyone else's > presumably, though transit-to-some-but-not-al ASes can also be done, and > where Alternet propagates all of SmallGuys route announcements to the > ASes SmallGuy buys access to. > > [Buying access to some ASes but not the whole Internet as seen by > Alternet can be hard since some of these ASes may not be directly > connected to Alternet, in which case SmallGuy must also pay for transit > to the ASes between Alternet and the ones he desires. In practice > SmallGuy will buy transit to the whole Internet as heard of by > Alternet.] Unfortunately, this is not particular feasible in any great amount (at least on a Cisco). The differnet filter-lists needed for each peering session would make your configuration downright un-wieldy after a few such arrangements. I starting having to deal with three filter-lists to update on the mae-east net99 router for one similar project, and each time I added a new peer, all three of them had to be updated a little differently. Had it gotten any worse, I would have had to build some script to automatically update my filter-lists for me. Even if it was easy, I really wouldn't want to wade through the configuration file when done. They are getting bad enough already. Dave -- Dave Siegel President, RTD Systems & Networking, Inc. (520)318-0696 Systems Consultant -- Unix, LANs, WANs, Cisco [email protected] User Tracking & Acctg -- "Written by an ISP, http://www.rtd.com/ for an ISP."