routing around Sprint's depeering damage

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Mon Nov 3 08:17:03 CST 2008


On Sun, 2 Nov 2008, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> Ah yes, I suspect we can get all the network operators here to agree that any 
> customer of another ISP should buy a second connection "just in case". Maybe 
> this breakage will turn out to be the best way for everyone to double their 
> customer base overnight.
>
> But seriously, it shouldn't be necessary to have two connections at work, two 
> connections at home, two connections for each mobile device, just to ensure 
> that when large providers stop working together you can still reach what you 
> need to reach.

No, but the providers who provide those connections should be multihomed. 
If they're not, I'd consider switching providers.  Simple as that.

jms




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