Upstream BGP community support

Matthew Petach mpetach at
Mon Nov 2 04:17:49 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Steve Bertrand <steve at> wrote:
> I am AS14270. BGP with me...

I tried, but I couldn't find you in

> its been two years... you've got to have an
> engineer who can set up a session by now, no?
> Steve

You might consider just taking matters into your own hands, and
getting a connection to an exchange point, adding an entry into
peeringdb, and start doing BGP with other folks; announce your
/21 directly to people, and it's likely your upstream will suddenly
wake up and smell the coffee when they realize you've actually
become truly multihomed in spite of them.  Nothing shows clue
factor quite as much as, well, practical demonstrations--and turning
up sessions with other networks at an exchange point is a really
good way to let folks see the level at which you're ready to play.

Best of luck!


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