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Routing to external?
Greetings, I have an odd question that I'm faced with regarding routing to external address spaces. The senario is a large network (global) with multiple points, each POP has tail sites that home and default to that Ipop as a gateway of last resort. The question I'm wrestling with is at each pop I have a /24 range, would it be best practice to route internally to those address spaces versus routing through my pop to each? In otherwords, if say I have a network thats located in Russia and I'm attempting to get to it from North America, wouldn't it make more sense to route through my own WAN versus the internet? My thought is that since I have more control over my WAN than the internet, I can better anticipate the results, but one could argue that it may make more sense to use the internet from each pop. Any comments or thoughts are appreciated, Joe Blanchard