One /22 Two ISP no BGP

Charles Regan charles.regan at
Sat Feb 7 10:31:26 CST 2009

For the folks asking what island.

We are hiring if someone is interested :)
It's not like the Bahamas. I wish it was. It's alot colder here.

I've talked to ISP1 yesterday and they will let me know what they can
do. There's a chance...

I will also have to scale up. I don't think my Soekris with OpenBSD
can handle two full route of the Internet.
Any suggestions ?


On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 7:16 AM, Elmar K. Bins <elmi at> wrote:
> Re Charles,
> this is all about control, so you don't lose connectivity in case something
> outside your control fails.
> The best idea so far is the ebgp-multihop idea with your ISP's transit
> provider. This means speaking BGP to them yourself and taking care that
> the traffic takes the intended path, too (will usually work).
> If you can spare the money, I'd set up my own hubs on the "mainland",
> tunnel to them through each of my ISPs and use that hub for the
> routing of all incoming traffic. This does of course mean additional
> hardware, housing, local loops and probably additional transit
> providers. It would nonetheless give you full control.
> The second best idea so far is that the NANOG people could "talk" to
> your ISP(s)...this has worked in more than one case.
> So - where is your island, how's the weather, and are you hiring? ;-)
> Yours,
>        Elmar.

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