Small guys with BGP issues

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Mon Nov 2 06:16:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 02, 2009, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> If you don't like the service you're getting, vote with your money and
> buy from someone else. This is quite simply not a NANOG issue, but in 
> the interests of being helpful the best advice I can give you is this:
> "Your request is unreasonable, and you should adjust your expectations 
> that you'll ever get it from the service you are purchasing".
> Sorry if that's not the answer you want. :)

Or you could look at alternatives with your provider, ie:

"Ok, so we can't speak BGP over that particular link. May I colocate some
 router with you at extra cost and connect to you via -that-, so I may then
 speak BGP to you over that and then tunnel my data back to me over your
 DSL network?"

That way you don't require your ISP to speak BGP over a DSL link and all
of the headaches they may not be prepared for, and you get control over
your own network.



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