BGP Peer Selection Considerations
nick at foobar.org
Tue Nov 10 04:02:10 CST 2009
On 10/11/2009 09:52, adel at baklawasecrets.com 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
> I would prefer not to go through becoming an LIR and maintaining the
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