Configuring multi-home failover

Travis Dawson tdawson at
Fri Jan 18 20:17:11 UTC 2002

Two very good guides for this:
and basically all the documents in
are worth the read.


At 11:46 AM 1/18/2002, Mike Stubbers wrote:

>I am wanting to configure a secondary ISP to be used as fail over only for
>our primary.  At this point both ISP's come into the same 7500 router and I
>have an established BGP session with our primary provider.
>Can those of you doing this already tell me the optimum way to set this up?
>Is this best done on my end or by having my secondary discover our
>disappearance and begin announcing?
>New territory for me so BGP configuration examples are welcome.
>Mike Stubbers
>Network Analyst Supervisor, SCP
>Information Technology Services
>University of Idaho
>mikest at

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