Failover solution using BGP

Bryant Valencia bvlmv at
Wed Dec 31 13:59:26 UTC 2008

If an IBGP link is possible then you could automate this with the proper attributes. > Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:08:32 +0000> From: naveen at> To: nanog at> Subject: Failover solution using BGP> > Hi,> > I would appreciate insight and experience for the following situation.> > I have a client that would like to announce a /18 & /19 over BGP in> Sacramento and LA, us being the second location in LA. Our location> will be a failover location incase Sacramento goes down.> > They want failover for extreme cases when they're completly down in> Sacramento. They have strict requirements so that traffic to their blocks> should exclusively go to Sacramento or LA.> > This seems difficult to automate and they are aware of this. They will> contact their provider to stop announcing the blocks and subsequently> contact us to announce their routes.> > I am wondering is there a better way to approaching the situation> without resorting to announcing the routes when the client calls us> and tells us to failover. This seems to be the inherent problem aswell> because the customer wants this to be a manual process.> > -- > Naveen Nathan> > To understand the human mind, understand self-deception. - Anon> 
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