expectations for bgp peering?
Howard C. Berkowitz
hcb at netcases.net
Wed Jan 21 16:39:19 UTC 2009
Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2009, at 8:17 AM, Jon Lewis wrote:
>> As for the "you're not allowed to prepend" thing, have you
>> experimented to see what happens if you try? Unless they're giving
>> you special pricing based on the idea that they're providing you
>> with strictly backup transit, they shouldn't be doing the prepending
>> (unless you've asked them to or used communities to tell them to).
> See, this is why I like NANOG. Many eyes see things one pair does not.
> Hadn't even occurred to me that they were giving you special "backup
> transit only" pricing. In that case, makes perfect sense to force
> multiple prepends on their side.
Good insight, Patrick. If I might suggest a point or two, it's that
there's more than one "expectation" here, or perhaps should be:
1. Expectation on protocol/policy behavior
2. Expectation on service delivery and economics
If breaking #1 doesn't break the basic functionality, but does achieve
something under #2, it's worth clarifying. If #1 doesn't improve #2,
there's a legitimate gripe.
Means and ends aren't always locked together.
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