AT&T and having two BGP peers

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Fri Jul 10 17:54:08 UTC 2009

On Jul 10, 2009, at 1:48 PM, Jay Nakamura wrote:

> We are getting an Ethernet DIA circuit from AT&T but they insist that
> they can't BGP peer with 2 routers on our side.  The WAN circuit can
> only have /30 they say.  Has anyone been able to successfully talk
> them in to bending their rule?  If so, how?
> I know this should have been negotiated before signing a contract but
> I was unfortunately not in the loop... :(
> It seems like a ridiculous bureaucratic restriction.

Welcome to AT&T's "reality".

Fighting people who have been set in their ways for over a century and  
actually capable of making the federal government bend to their will  
is probably not good for your stress level.


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