BGPttH. Neustar can do it, why can't we?

Chris Boyd cboyd at
Mon Aug 6 15:05:30 UTC 2012

On Aug 6, 2012, at 9:08 AM, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> I'm curious as to your number... where is that from?
> Marhsall had noted a number of 'small businesses' in the US at ~1.4m
> as of ~2006ish?

Speaking as someone who does a lot of work supporting small business IT, I suspect the number is much lower.  As a group, these customers tend to be extremely cost averse.  Paying for a secondary access circuit may become important as cloud applications become more critical for the market segment, but existing smart NAT boxes that detect primary upstream failure and switch over to a secondary ISP will work for many cases.  Yes, it's ugly, but it gets them reconnected to the off-site email server and the payment card gateway.


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