BGP Peer Selection Considerations

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Mon Nov 9 19:57:17 UTC 2009

William Herrin wrote:
> Be aware that provider A's diverse network for provider A's service is
> the same diverse network they'll use to connect you to provider B. As
> a result, many or most of the outages which impact provider A will
> also impact your connectivity to provider B, defeating the central
> purpose of having a provider B.

I'll just add to the OP: you want them independent *to you* not
internally diverse between themselves. How would that help your site be
independent? I'm sure the billing/support sounds attractive (and they
get to upsell you), but you won't gain provider independence, only a
larger bill.


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