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Re: On the subject of multihoming

  • From: Charles Wyble
  • Date: Tue Nov 04 16:04:39 2008

Colin Alston wrote:
On 2008/11/04 10:32 PM Charles Wyble wrote:
Obviously as they are consumer connections, I wouldn't get a BGP feed so would need to download a copy, which has the risk of stale data. Perhaps some sort of multihop BGP setup?

I have done some research and found a lot of references to small site multihoming without BGP for link redundancy but not for traffic engineering.

I've played with that before. Essentially just EBGP Multi-hop with next-hop rewrites on various community prefixes. Of course I had access to a donor feed, that is probably the largest hurdle.

My first job was at a place with a direct ARIN allocation and BGP to Sprint and AT&T. I'm still friends with the remaining ops person and can probably setup a peering session with him. I also have another buddy with the ability to do BGP via Cogent.

There is good use in general for a public no-distribute feed but I have yet to find such a thing. Is there a reason for that, or could I bribe my datacenter to give me a feed and then create my own public server with some el-cheapo Quagga and a bag of rainbows for hope?

Good question. Perhaps I could peer with my above mentioned sources and or (config instructions at

That would be a fairly diverse set of views and hopefully sufficient for my needs.

By the way I have a wiki page up with the details (more or less what I outlined already) at

I will write everything up there as well as post back results here.