BGP Peer Selection Considerations

Nick Hilliard nick at
Tue Nov 10 04:02:10 CST 2009

On 10/11/2009 09:52, adel at wrote:
> 3) Arrange for PI space and ASN myself, so become an LIR through RIPE.

You don't need to become a LIR to get PI space and an ASN.

> Do I really lose a lot by asking Level3 or GBLX to get the PI and ASN
> for me?

You lose relatively little.  If you wish to move your provider independent 
resources to another LIR at a later stage, RIPE are very happy to assist.

> I think the failure mode cited by someone was if the PI and ASN
> provider goes out of business.

If they go out of business, there's a small amount of overhead - you find 
yourself a new LIR and life will continue on.  I wouldn't worry about it 
too much.

> I would prefer not to go through becoming an LIR and maintaining the
> membership

Probably sensible.


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