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RE: Chiappa blows his brains out (was Re: Policy Statement)

  • From: Mathew Lodge
  • Date: Mon Jan 29 21:01:25 1996


>You present a hard edge case that isn't particularly well met by the current
>infrastructure and it can't necessarily be done well or even done at all.
>(Sean's tricky chocolate-consulting hack excluded).  Probably the best
>thing that be currently supported is getting two diverse connections to
>a single provider that can globally aggregate your network.  The connections
>should go to different POPs and should follow seperate physical paths.
>This should provide you the desired reliability and load sharing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is exactly the kind of pragmatic
advice I was looking for. Saying "don't do it" or "multihoming costs" is
not helpful -- this sort of answer is.