RIS [Re: AS41961 not seen in many networks]

Pekka Savola pekkas at netcore.fi
Fri Jan 5 10:16:07 UTC 2007

On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, Alexander Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 5 January 2007 08:11:41 +0200, Pekka Savola wrote:
>> Well, the undocumented fact is that RIS does not accept multi-hop BGP
>> peerings, which may somewhat limit its coverage.
> Why then do I have one? They do such things, they indeed do.

Well, some time ago we opened a ticket to create RIS peering, and it 
was set up but didn't work, because they didn't realize it'd be 
multihop (about 3 hops).  The peering was cancelled.

Below is the "explanation" (NCC#2005120077 rrc07):

Actually we didn't notice immediately the request was meant to be for

We normally prefer not to configure multi-hop sessions. It would be
preferable for us if you are present at the common IXP location with
the RIS project so that we can establish a session there.

You can check out locations at:

The sessions are now cancelled.

This policy was not, AFAIR, available in any public documents.

So I wouldn't be surprised if RIS's coverage was somewhat limited.

Pekka Savola                 "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy                    kingdom bleeds."
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