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Re: spare swamp space?
On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Patrick Greenwell wrote: > > So why don't you just use private IP space? That would require that we > > and our wholesale providers agree on a private block to use for this > > purpose. Even if this can be done, if/when we add another wholesaler, > > who's to say if they will agree to that space as well? > > Personally, I would go with this option. That's what the space is for. I > can't imagine it being that terribly difficult to negotiate this with your > upstream(s), and if you need to change, it should be fairly trivial. One of the wholesaler's we use in particular will probably make this next to impossible. I feel no need to mention names here, but they have been very uncooperative in the past and I don't expect them to act any differently in this situation. > Otherwise, why not just get real space from your upstream(s) and have them > blackhole the route at their borders? That's an interesting idea, and perhaps I'm missing something, but the only way I can think of that this could be done would be for the provider who has assigned this space to put a static route in every single one of their border routers. That is assuming that they assign me a block out of a larger announcement which would almost certainly be the case (unless they happened to have some swamp space they could give me). I doubt they'd be willing to do that since it's certainly not very scalable. Brandon Ross Network Engineering 404-815-0770 800-719-4664 Director, Network Engineering, MindSpring Ent., Inc. [email protected] ICQ: 2269442 Stop Smurf attacks! Configure your router interfaces to block directed broadcasts. See http://www.quadrunner.com/~chuegen/smurf.cgi for details.