Faster 'Net growth rate raises fears about routers

Scott Francis scott at
Tue Apr 3 18:03:11 UTC 2001

On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 08:13:59AM -0700, Bora Akyol had this to say:
> I fail to see how this helps reliability in the case of ISP "routing
> instability" I believe that last year one large ISP lost almost all of its
> Bay Area connectivity and had a network meltdown due to "routing
> instabilities" (whatever that means).

multi-homing may not help much if the [X] ISPs you're connected to get their
connectivity from the same NSP and that NSP has issues (as you noted below)

> If you are running a mission critical network, I think you have no choice to
> be multi-homed to at least two ISPS preferably not residing on the same
> conduit that they both lease from the same transport network.

as opposed to those of us multi-homing our mp3 file servers for maximum
reliability ... ;)

> Bora

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