Implementations/suggestions for Multihoming IPv6 for DSL sites

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Fri Apr 8 03:26:25 UTC 2011

On 4/7/11 8:13 PM, Tom Limoncelli wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>> There is no need for NAT in order to multiple-home. BGP is every bit as effective and much simpler.
> I know a lot of small businesses with one FiOS link and one Comcast
> link and I don't think they're going to be able to do BGP. Their
> providers won't do it and their prem equipment doesn't support it and
> the local IT person doesn't have the know-how to do it.  I know that
> the typical NANOG member isn't in this category, but this is a
> use-case that is very common and outnumbers NANOG members.

building a cpe that can do something useful with two ip addresses and
two default routes to two consumer isps isn't really that hard, had a
cisco 2500 circa 1995 that did dial on demand for backup... heck, today
you can get a cradlepoint with 3 x 3g/4g wireless cards attached.

> Tom

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