Mikrotik BGP Question

joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Fri May 21 22:28:15 UTC 2010

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On 2010-05-21 14:46, Choprboy wrote:
> On Friday 21 May 2010 05:16, Lorell Hathcock wrote:
>> I am inheriting a WISP network with Mikrotik equipment throughout.  One of
>> my first duties is to make the network multihomed.  We have our first
>> internet connection at one location and our second internet connection will
>> be delivered at a second location in a week or so.
> [snip]
>> My question is about BGP on the Mikrotik platform.  The guy who I am
>> supplanting swears that we are supposed to be bringing the second internet
>> link to the same place as the first internet link for BGP to work properly.
>> Obviously that is not true with major brand routers
> And it is not true with Mikrotik either... I work for a WISP that uses
> Mikrotik almost exclusively, everything from our core to customer CPEs. We
> have multiple Mikrotik edge routers at diverse locations, with 200+Mbs
> internet connections thru different providers, all running full BGP feeds,
> and all sharing those feeds between each other. A simple 1U box with a good
> MB, 1-2GB RAM, flash drive for booting, and good multi-port Gb ethernet cards
> for each is all that is needed.
> We are a small ISP by most standards, but we have had no problem running
> 180Mbs and 40,000pps in/out on just one of our edges, while carrying on with
> multiple BGP feeds and exchange between our internal routers.
> Adrian

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