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Re: multi homing pressure
At 11:59 AM 19/10/2005, Elmar K. Bins wrote:
The customer wants reliability and BGP is not necessarily the way for them to do it. Telling a typical corporate IT department with generalized IT skills (read no large Internetworking experience) to now become BGP masters will only open up a news ways to disrupt their network connectivity. There are better ways to do it as you describe below.[email protected] (Todd Vierling) wrote: > Tier-2s should be given much more credit than they typically are in > write-ups like this. When a customer is single homed to a tier-2 that has > multiple tier-1 upstreams, and uses a delegated netblock from the tier-2's > aggregations, that means one less ASN and one or more less routes in the > global table. That's the operators' view, but not the customer's. The customer wants redundancy.
Agreed!So we should try to find a way to tell them "Hey, it's mostly Tier-1's (or wannabes) that play such games, stick to a trustworthy Tier-2. And, hey, btw., connect redundantly to them, so you have line failure resiliency and also a competent partner that cares for everything else."