AS 701 local-pref answer.
thegameiam at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 17 01:28:30 UTC 2001
Mike Leber wrote:
>If they set local pref for both peers and customers
>to 100 how do they
>ensure that the customer transit routes are
>announced to peers?
>The reason I ask this is because if a customer
>announces a customer of
>theirs to you that a peer also has as a customer >you
will have equal
>length routes for the same destination AS. While
>there are many ways to
>deterministicly prefer customer routes, local pref
>is the most common.
AS 701 always announces the best route, as their
routers know it. Their average AS-path length is
under 2, so it doesn't seem to be a problem. If a
customer of AS 701 wants to insure that his/her route
is advertised in all cases, s/he could send a
community which AS701 edge devices could use to
manipulate local-preference upward. [this was covered
in a previous posting on this topic] I leave it to
your imagination whether peers would be permitted to
I only speak for myself.
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