Level 3 BGP Advertisements

Blake Dunlap ikiris at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 20:00:09 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Nick Olsen <nick at flhsi.com> wrote:

> I hear you guys, It's done that way for a bit of traffic steering.
> If I could get away with just the aggregates I would, Trust me.
> Nick Olsen
> Network Operations (855) FLSPEED  x106
> ----------------------------------------
>  From: "Berry Mobley" <berry at gadsdenst.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:45 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Level 3 BGP Advertisements
> [...]
> >Please, unless you really know why you need to do otherwise, just
> >originate your aggregates.
> +1

That should be unnessecary, the local prefs should already be winning as a
customer vs transit/peer for equal prefix length.

As an aside, generally inbound traffic steering as a reason for
disaggregation is fairly frowned upon by the community at large as it
effectively makes everyone else pay more in additional hardware cost for
your savings.


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