wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Tue Sep 20 15:05:05 CDT 2011

On Sep 20, 2011, at 3:18 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net> said:
>> In the way that you are apparently incapable of reading what was written.  Jon very clearly states that if the GRE tunnel goes over the same physical infrastructure, it is not multihoming.  Then you go on to explain how you have two physical lines.
> Devil's advocate: if you have links to two carriers, but they are
> delivered via the same LEC on the same fiber, are you multihomed?  What
> about if you have two LECs at your facility, but the two circuits share
> a common path elsewhere (outside of your knowledge)?

Fair question.

As a customer, if your two transit circuits are in the same conduit, I do not consider that redundant.

However, I believe the spirit of the NRPM is clear.  Two circuits in the same conduit would qualify, one circuit with two BGP sessions does not.

As has been famously and repeatedly mentioned here and just about everywhere else John is subscribed, ARIN is a VERY open organization.  If you disagree with the NRPM, or even with an interpretation of it, feel free to offer up new language that would better fit your view.  If the community agrees, POOF!, you have a new rule.


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