ISP best practices

Justin Wilson - MTIN lists at
Thu May 21 09:19:24 CDT 2009

    The problem with ISP essentials is it was published in 2002. Same goes
for some of the other good Cisco books. A lot has changed  in the ISP world
since.  Sure it has good information but I wouldn¹t spend the $ for a new
copy.  Find it on or somewhere.


From: Steve Bertrand <steve at>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 09:45:13 -0400
To: Philip Lavine <source_route at>
Cc: <nanog at>
Subject: Re: ISP best practices

Philip Lavine wrote:
> To all,
> I am sure this has been asked 10 to the 1 millionth power times, however may
be the rules have changed. I am looking to set up a really small ISP with a few
/24's. I want to host DNS as well. Is there any whitepapers/howtos/best
practices on setting up multihomed BGP and DNS with BIND so I don't blow up the

BCP 38:

ISP Essentials:

Securing IP Network Traffic Planes:

- anything and everything regarding IPv6.

...would be a VERY good start (I've read Securing IP Traffic Planes
which is also great reference, and am just finishing up ISP Essentials,
which is dated, but the principles still apply).


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