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Re: multi-homing fixes

  • From: Henry Yen
  • Date: Fri Aug 24 20:22:47 2001

On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 06:04:19AM -0400, Daniel Golding wrote:
> Leo is exactly right. The real reasons that folks multihome are:
> 1) Backbone and/or routing instability striking one upstream provider
> 2) Local loop/fiber cuts
> That's pretty much it.

how about,
3) The desire to have the customers of backbone providers with rather different
   customer bases be able to efficiently reach a target site?
   (example: a US provider with lots of business customers, a dial-up/DSL
             concentrator, and a European provider with lots os EU customers;
             you might choose to buy transit from all three)

Henry Yen                                       Aegis Information Systems, Inc.
Senior Systems Programmer                       Hicksville, New York