BGP announcements and small providers

David Schwartz davids at
Thu Feb 27 00:00:57 UTC 1997

	Would it make you happier if the "big guys", say MCI, Sprint, and 
AGIS all agreed to force all their customers to renumber if they ever 
changed their own upstream providers?

	The "big guys" don't have an 'upstream provider' so their 
customers are never inconvenienced by any technical issues surrounding a 
change of their provider's upstream provider. That's life.

	There are advantages and disadvantages of small versus large 
providers. Small providers might change their upstreams. Small providers 
typically have poorer network monitoring. Large providers tend to be more 
vulnerable to routing instabilities. And on and on. These are not 
operational issues though, as far as I can tell.


On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Karl Denninger wrote:

> Or is this a "big guys don't have to" thing again?  Because if it is, then
> you're right back where you started.
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