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RE: multi-homing fixed -- not!

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Tue Aug 28 22:10:17 2001

A business, using between /24 and /19 (exposure of /20's is uncertain.
sometimes ... sometimes not), still can't multi-home. Therfore, not fixed.

|> From: Randy Bush [mailto:[email protected]]
|> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:34 PM
|> > how many providers have multiple POP's in a city that are 
|> _completely
|> > redundant_?  That is, they can operate _fully_ with one POP out of
|> > service?
|> none can operate *fully*, as a customer access line pretty 
|> much has to
|> terminate in a single router which can, and eventually will, fail.
|> but, most large providers have more than one pop in the 
|> largest cities,
|> bay area, nyc, dee cee, etc.  and those pops are redundantly 
|> and diversely
|> wired.  if not, don't buy from them.  life can be simple.
|> of course, in toledo, you're probably sol.

Even big guys, in certain areas, are sol. thx for the proof.