Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at
Wed Mar 14 08:36:05 CDT 2012

I am not familiar with VZ's FIOS network...
however I suspect that if they are using a Redback at the Headend, it 
would allow you to have a 'bridge' network with secure arp settings. 
(it's a feature that we have seen on Redback's...)

Allows you to have a 'flat network' for all your subs, and there is a 
mechanism built in to allow for assign static ip's and also not allowing 
for someone to 'fake' / 'steal' someone else assigned IP's. This is 
nice, because one can be very efficient in their use of IPv4 addresses....

This is why I had said earlier that some of these networks are built 
with infrastructure that is not designed / meant to run advance routing 
protocols for an End User customers... too much overhead in running bgp 
sessions to hand off a single IP or even a /29  ........

Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet&  Telecom

On 3/14/2012 9:13 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Faisal Imtiaz"<faisal at>
>> Is that is needed, what is wrong with that ?
> Well, we just had FiOS Business 150/65 dropped this week, and my /27 isn't
> even a /27; we're sharing a /24 with, presumably, a bunch of other customers.
> Not sure how BGP would handle that...
> Cheers,
> -- jra

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