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Re: IP ranges, re- announcing 'PA space' via BGP, etc

  • From: Andy Davidson
  • Date: Fri Apr 14 16:29:17 2006

On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 01:13:19PM +0200, Alexander Koch wrote:
 > When a random customer (content hoster) asks you to accept
 > something out of 8/8 that is Level(3) space, and there is no
 > route at this moment in the routing table, do you accept it,
 > or does Level(3) have some fancy written formal process and
 > they get approval to do it, etc.?

Initial instinct has to just be 'yuck', but in the interest of getting
the job done, I'd look at :

 - how is it registered ?  Are your customer mentioned ?
 - is it already a prefix which is announced seperately from the rest of
   the aggregated block ?
 - if the customer wants to multihome, have they even considered PI ?
 - are the customer happy for you to talk to the aggregating company ?
   are you happy to talk to them ?
 - it's still 'yuck'.