BGP announcements and small providers

Philip J. Nesser II pjnesser at
Wed Feb 26 21:44:49 UTC 1997

Karl Denninger supposedly said:
> You're making lots of assumptions.
> 1)	That client DNS systems will actually honor such a TTL.  Many
> 	don't (claim they're broken all you want, but these are the facts).
> 2)	That client SOFTWARE will actually go back and ask again for the
> 	IP number.  Several won't (Netscrape being rumored to be one of
> 	them).  TTLs are irrelavent in that case.
> Go ahead and try to tell your customer, who purchased web service from you,
> that you have the right to disrupt their operations at any time and under
> any pretense and see how many of them you have left.


How do you handle hardware upgrades, random crashes, etc. with your
clients?  Do you give them a refund for such downtimes?  DO you guarentee
that every client that tries to access their web page will always get

My guess is you don't.  You perform a service for them and probably
schedule maintenence in such a way as to minimize downtime and impact on
that service.  

If you have a better scheme, like fully redundent machines that fall over
automatically and let you do maintenence on one while the other opperates
then I think you have done an excellent job at providing a quality service
for your customers.  On the other hand, someone who has done such a setup
should realize how easy it would be to migrate it to different addresses
while maintaining pretty much complete connectivity for the old addresses
for a reasonable time (like a standard TTL length).

--->  Phil

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