Justin M. Streiner
streiner at stargate.net
Tue Jan 22 21:11:40 UTC 2002
On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Miguel de Leon Dimayuga wrote:
> Collapsing AS'es has its technical benefits, ultimately
> resulting in financial benefits. For starters, you'll
> be able to manage your transit traffic better (and thus
> grow your pipes in a more sane manner).
I'm also looking at it from the perspective of making peering with various
providers or in various exchanges a more compelling business driver, as
opposed to putting all of the $$ into transit.
> You'll also be able to control your inter-AS traffic much
> better (especially if you plan to eventually collapse and
> use common servers/services across AS'es). An example of
> this is collapsing your news server farms or mail server
Most of the service/server consolidation has already been done.
> One approach we took before merging AS'es is to make
> sure you have a common local pref and community
> infrastructure among the AS'es you want to merge.
> attempting to go confeds with mismatching local pref
> and community based policies might be a headache.
I designed both for all of the other ASes so they're all similar in
> On the IGP front, make sure that your private networks
> are distinct among AS'es. Once you merge OSPF entities,
> you could have duplicate 192.168.x.x spaces.
My big concern is controlling IGP growth as a whole. Each of the ASes
is running their own independent OSPF implementation. Dealing with all of
those disjoint backbone areas and rolling them into one AS while
minimizing/eliminating service disruptions for my customers has been a
source of constant brow-beating.
> That's a start. my 0.02 cents worth.
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