Need provider suggestions - BGP transit over GRE tunnel

Robert Johnson fasterfourier at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 23:48:50 CST 2011


My network spans a multicity geographic area using microwave radio
links. The point of the GRE tunnel is to allow me to establish a BGP
session to another AS using a consumer grade Internet connection
(cheap) over the public Internet. I don't want to build out additional
microwave paths to a new datacenter to become multihomed.

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 5:36 PM, C. Jon Larsen <jlarsen at richweb.com> wrote:
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> I have read your email a few times and i dont see how this makes sense.
>
> Why do you need a public AS and PI space? Your gre tunnel wont need it or be
> able to use it. A gre tunnel is just a replacement for a physical pipe.
>
> If your datacenter based presence goes down, you will need a pipe at your
> office, or some other location speaking bgp that can annouce your block
> anyway.
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> On Fri, 28 Jan 2011, Robert Johnson wrote:
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>> My organization is planning to become multihomed in the near future.
>> Currently we have redundant (router and physical path) links to a
>> single AS where we get our transit, and speak BGP to them using a
>> private ASN. This configuration has not been meeting our reliability
>> requirements, so we will be getting our own ASN from ARIN, and moving
>> from PA to PI IP space.
>>
>> Our new provider will be used for backup purposes only. We would like
>> to minimize the monthly cost of this connection; to do this, we are
>> planning to use a VZ business FIOS connection with symmetrical
>> bandwidth to establish a GRE tunnel to a datacenter somewhere, and
>> bring up a BGP session over that tunnel. I'd like to know if there are
>> providers that offer such a service on a regular basis, and if so, if
>> anyone is doing this and has words of wisdom.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
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