Upstream BGP community support

Steve Bertrand steve at
Mon Nov 2 04:18:13 UTC 2009

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


I learnt early on that NANOG is not suitable to stage a reliable
'notification'. I was merely remarking (perhaps out of frustration) on
the thread.


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