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Re: peering tools

  • From: Jeff Haas
  • Date: Mon Apr 10 09:59:40 2000

On Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 11:49:03AM -0700, Scott Call wrote:
> As we (ATG) are about to move into PAIX, SIX, and MAE-East ATM, I wanted
> to ask what the members of Nanog used to manage their peering with
> others (software wise).

Route Server service is available at the PAIX exchange.
You can get a sense of what type of routes are available from the
PAIR pages for the exchange:

Information about peering with the route servers is available at:

>     I've looked at the RtConfig program and it seems like a place to
> start, but I get the feeling that this is not the method most use.

RtConfig is very nice for the RSng route servers, but can be 
problematic for your typical ISP-ISP peering sessions.  However, if
you are very serious about filtering routes on your peering sessions,
agreeing to register your routes in one of the routing databases and
programatically building your filters can be a big advantage.

> a> Use RtConfig
> b> Use other publicly available code
> c> Use "in-house" code that's not public
> d> Do it by hand.

e> Use a route server and leave the filtering to us. :-)

(N.B. The route servers only solve part of the problem, so YMMV.)

Jeffrey Haas - Merit RSng project - [email protected]