hank at rem.com
Mon Aug 19 19:27:31 UTC 1996
Vadim Antonov writes:
>In my (rather extensive) practice, multihoming by itself is
>usually a major source of connectivity problems.
>Whoever arguing _for_ mulihoming for everyone forgets that
>taking more routing information in has dangers not present
>when you don't do routing yourself.
>I never saw any customer who had the ability to configure a
>multihomed site properly on their own; and most of the bogus
>routing information comes from multihomed customer sites.
>It is _much_ better to multihome to the same provider who then
>can take care of messy global routing.
The arguement here (if there is one) is that their is a demand in the
marketplace for multihoming to different providers and what is the
best way to treat these customers. Sprint's filtering is a good
arguement for having multiple Sprint connections or non at all. The
customer that is multihomed to Sprint and a different provider,
however, is still paying Sprint to move their bits around even if
their Sprint connection goes down.
I support all incentives to reduce the number of multihomed customers.
>PS A UPS for CPE usually fixes 95% of transmission problems.
> I've seen people willing to spend money on multihoming but doing
> things on commercial power.
And not plugging their routers into outlets on light switches would
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