What do you do when your Home ISP is down?

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Fri Aug 19 18:50:17 UTC 2011

On Aug 19, 2011, at 8:18 AM, Peter Lothberg wrote:
> Why would you put yourself in such a situation?
> - Arrange for two or more diverse fiber entrances to your house
> - Put atleast one Ds3 microwave link for emergency access
> - Have diffrent routers terminate each link
> - Redundant interconnects inside the house, no single ethernet switch
> - Run a ISP proven IGP (M-ISIS)
> - Run IBGP and have your redundant peer routers to talk EBGP at a
>   exchange point that has physically diverse swithes
> - Add a hadfull upstreams in addition to your exchange point peers,
>   and make sure the private point-to-point links are diverse
> - Establish contacts with the organisation on the remote
> I did not list it, but you need to make sure you have emergency power,
> generators, UPS and batteries etc to keep things running. Put your
> routers in two compartments that are isolated from flooding and fire..

And don't forget to make sure your grandmother has at least 40Gbps to her CRS-1 clothes drier.


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