expectations for bgp peering?

Joe Maimon jmaimon at ttec.com
Wed Jan 21 15:38:21 UTC 2009

Jon Lewis wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, mike wrote:
> Assuming you're getting full routes from this provider, I wouldn't be 
> surprised if the multihop is required because their router you're 
> connected to doesn't have or can't handle full BGP routes. 

There is a fairly large Tier 1 US provider who does exactly this.

I imagine that this allows them to build out their network using cheap 
L3 (think 3550's or even 3560's) switches for their customer interfaces 
with a few "route servers" in core pops and a number of beefy border 

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