Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

William Herrin bill at
Tue Mar 13 23:19:16 CDT 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>> C) 5 ips STATICALLY ROUTED AS /32's!! (WTF??) for 25$ above the
>> option-B above/month.
> And people wonder why Verizon is the first to whine about routing table growth from deaggregation? ;-)
> In all seriousness, though, I don't think they are routed as /32s. I think that's one for the Verizon CPE,
> 5 for your devices all routed as a single /29.

Nope. I have FiOS and the 5 IPs. They are 5 IPs, in sequence, at a
completely arbitrary location in a /24 subnet. They're not "routed" to
anywhere. I can plug an plain old hub into the FiOS ONT and whatever
machine responds to the ARP request gets them.

I too expected they were going to be a /29 routed to an exterior
interface. I was disappointed since I could have squeezed 9 IPs out of

Bill Herrin

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