Upstream BGP community support

Steve Bertrand steve at
Mon Nov 2 02:43:21 UTC 2009

Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 08:09:40PM -0500, Steve Bertrand wrote:
>> I am AS14270. BGP with me... its been two years... you've got to have an
>> engineer who can set up a session by now, no?
> Sounds like someone needs to send you a copy of "They Just Don't Want To 
> Peer With You". :)

...and directly to your statement:

send the book along. I'm not looking for a 'peer'.

This is a situation that my PROVIDER won't set up a BGP SESSION with me,
and they continue to STATICALLY ROUTE my ARIN ALLOCATED block to me.

They advertise it from their AS. Their AS advertises known bad space to
me (which I've complained about). Their AS, In my humble opinion, is
completely unreliable and non-trustworthy. My ARIN block is advertised
by them, and I HATE it. They will not respond to me when I ask them to
allow me to advertise my own space to them.

Of course, having them 'listen' for my space, it would also allow me to
advertise to other 'providers' which would allow for redundancy....

Note...I have a /21. It's not like I'm advertising a /24, nor am I
trying to do something that isn't in the best interest of my community.


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