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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Sep 20 17:21:05 CDT 2011

>> Ok, I would propose something like:
> "full time connection to two or more providers" should be satisfied when the
> network involved has (or has contracted for and will have) two or more
> connections that are diverse from each other at ANY point in their path
> between the end network location or locations and the far end BGP peers,
> whether or not the two or more connections are exposed to one or more common
> points of failure, as long as their are any failure modes for which one
> connection can provide protection against that failure mode somewhere in the
> other connection.
> Whew :)
> I am sure someone can say it better!
> -Dorn

FWIW, two GRE tunnels over the same physical tail circuit to different
providers on the other side would satisfy that condition.

Frankly, I don't believe that your expanded definition changes anything
from the current state of affairs.


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