Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Wed Mar 14 20:00:57 CDT 2012

Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Robert E. Seastrom <rs at> wrote:
>> Faisal Imtiaz <faisal at> writes:
>>> 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...)
>> AFAIK Verizon does not use Redback/Ericsson stuff for FIOS and never has.
>> A cursory survey of two (older, BPON, Tellabs) builds found ethernet
>> OUI 00:90:1a, i.e. Juniper ERX.
> yes, all edge boxes for FIOS are ERX... better support for CALEA there
> was one of the major drivers.

So it was _one_ of the drivers, but was it a more major driver than
"for the love of God, not Redback!"?  :)


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