AT&T -> Qwest ... Localpref issue?
graham at g-rock.net
Sun Aug 7 13:53:05 UTC 2011
I should also note that Centurylink has been less than cooperative on even
thinking about changing my routes to a pref of 70 on our behalf (they don't
accept communities). I think time to get the account rep involved ...
On 8/7/11 8:30 AM, "Graham Wooden" <graham at g-rock.net> wrote:
> Thanks Paul.
> Localpref with Qwest on my AT&T prefixes was 100 until last week ... So my
> prepends to balance between the two was working just fine for the past 2
> years or so.
> My announcements to CenturyLink to Qwest are coming out as 100.
> I am not a direct customer of Qwest, so sending the community of 209:70
> won¹t work (already tried that). I am a direct customer of CenturyLink and
> unfortunately the two networks haven¹t really come together as one just yet.
> I sent a note to AT&T maybe the can help do something, as I reviewed the
> communities with them and I am already doing what I need to do.
> The main problem here is that our CenturyLink connection is pure crap ...
> Even originating routes from their network, I had them take our AT&T (the
> other transit at this particular POP) - faster and less hops (go figure).
> At our other pops with more than 1 transits, we like to utilize both as much
> as possible.
> Contract is up in December ... can¹t wait until it¹s gone.
> On 8/6/11 11:57 PM, "PC" <paul4004 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Qwest uses 80 for peers; 100 for customers. As I'm sure Qwest had AT&T as a
>> peer prior to today (and you tagged as a customer), it probably should have
>> been 80 since the beginning. What was the local pref to AT&T before? Maybe
>> they found a misconfiguration on a router.
>> If your only objective is to make your Qwest peering "backup", send community
>> 209:70 to Qwest and it'll drop your local pref on their network to 70. This
>> will cause their 80 local pref peering with AT&T to be preferred.
>> I also suggest you read:
>> However, depending on if your network topology and situational circumstances
>> permit it, it may not be a bad idea to take on-net customer routes for
>> performance reasons.
>> On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM, Graham Wooden <graham at g-rock.net> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Anyone else noticed a localpref change on Qwest network in regards to AT&T
>>> prefixes? I noticed my AT&T assigned prefixes dropping to 80, causing my
>>> backup transit peering with Centurylink to take preference with Qwest
>>> originators ... All was working fine with my prepends .. But not anymore...
>>> Any insight would be great. I haven¹t reached out to AT&T or Qwest yet.
>>> Curious if this is a bigger change than just me.
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