Location of upstream connections & BGP templates

jim deleskie deleskie at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 01:45:32 UTC 2010

Of course all designs are limited to the budget you have to build the
network :)

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 9:20 PM, Steve Bertrand <steve at ibctech.ca> wrote:
> On 2010.02.17 19:41, jim deleskie wrote:
>> Border/Core/Access is great thinking when your a sales rep for a
>> vendor that sells under power kit.  No reason for it any more.
> Hi Jim,
> Unfortunately, I have a mix of EOL Cisco gear in my network, along with
> other random custom-built software routers, HP Procurve switches etc.
> To be honest, I am very pleased with what I've learnt over the course of
> the last two years with my network re-design/build. In my environment,
> the layered approach is working exceptionally well (and my sales skills
> would have me recommend a different ISP at the drop of a dime if they
> could provide what I couldn't ;)
> Primarily, my transition has led me down the BCP 38 path (and it's
> associated techniques/side-effects, specifically automated S/RTBH),
> which aside from IPv6, is the most important thing I believe that I
> could have accomplished during that time.
> It would, however, be interesting to learn how the former drawbacks of
> flat networks have evolved, and what new technologies make them
> successful once again.
> Thanks,
> Steve

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