Upstream BGP community support

Martin Hannigan martin at
Mon Nov 2 03:59:10 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 9:43 PM, Steve Bertrand <steve at> wrote:

> 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.
> Steve

What's the block?


Martin Hannigan                               martin at
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