Faster 'Net growth rate raises fears about routers

Dee McKinney deem at
Tue Apr 3 15:38:49 UTC 2001

Irwin Lazar <ILazar at> wrote:
> Good point, one of our customers multihomed to two different providers and
> had several instances where a BGP configuration change by one of their
> providers made their networks invisible to half of that provider's peers.
> These types of errors take quite a while to track down and are generally
> only found when the help desk gets calls that some people from around the
> world can't get to internal network resources (Looking glass sites are
> invaluable in these situations).  Risk mitigation from these types of errors
> is easy justification for multi-homing.
> Irwin

Yes, and IF you live somewhere with limited physical capacity,
multi-homing takes on a much different value. I buy lots of RAM
and deal with it to insure what is most important.

Only the experienced walk with a limp.


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