Failover how much complexity will it add?

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Sun Nov 8 22:01:47 UTC 2009

adel at wrote:
> Hi,
> Ok thanks for clearing that up.  I'm getting some good feedback on applying for PI and ASN through Ripe LIRs over on the UKNOF so I think I have a handle on this.
> With regards to BGP and using separate BGP routers.  I am announcing my PI space to my upstreams, but I don't need to carry a full Internet routing table, correct?
> So I can get away with some "lightweight" BGP routers not being an ISP if that makes sense?

Most will give you three choices: full routes, partial routes (internal,
their customers) with default, and default only. If you can't swing full
routes then I would go for partial routes as it will at least send
traffic for each ISP and their customers directly to them rather than
randomly over the other link. It all depends on what you're going to use
as your BGP speaking platform.


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