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Re: The ol' upstream workaround [WAS:Policies: Routing a subset...]
On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 11:46:40PM +0100, Brian Candler wrote: > > On Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 10:18:22PM -0400, Brian Wallingford wrote: > > This was a relatively attractive option several years ago, when > > bgp-capable routers were expensive enough to limit their practical > > availability to large-ish companies. > > > > Considering the current pricing on proven BGP-capable routers (i.e., with > > careful prefix filtering, even a 26xx can take full routes from a few > > peers/upstreams), what's the point of this method now? > > Conservation of AS numbers. However, looking at the CIDR report, there seem > to be plenty of those left for now. IP addresses don't seem to be a problem > for now either. But how does this apply if 20% of all (large or medium sized) companies start to multihome, which is what we see here ... /Jesper -- Jesper Skriver, jesper(at)skriver(dot)dk - CCIE #5456 Work: Network manager @ AS3292 (Tele Danmark DataNetworks) Private: Geek @ AS2109 (A much smaller network ;-) One Unix to rule them all, One Resolver to find them, One IP to bring them all and in the zone to bind them.