Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

Mehmet Akcin mehmet at akcin.net
Wed Mar 14 13:41:01 CDT 2012


As far as I know only ISP that will let you do BGP with them on DSL is Sonic and their Fusion service is awesome but very limited to bay area.

they rock though.

mehmet


On Mar 14, 2012, at 6:36 AM, Faisal Imtiaz wrote:

> 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 snappydsl.net>
>>> 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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