Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

Curtis Maurand cmaurand at
Wed Mar 14 21:14:36 CDT 2012

On 3/14/2012 9:00 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> Christopher Morrow<morrowc.lists at>  writes:
>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Robert E. Seastrom<rs at>  wrote:
>>> Faisal Imtiaz<faisal at>  writes:
>>>> I am not familiar with VZ's FIOS network...
>>>> however I suspect that if they are using a Redback at the Headend, it
>>>> would allow you to have a 'bridge' network with secure arp
>>>> settings. (it's a feature that we have seen on Redback's...)
>>> AFAIK Verizon does not use Redback/Ericsson stuff for FIOS and never has.
>>> A cursory survey of two (older, BPON, Tellabs) builds found ethernet
>>> OUI 00:90:1a, i.e. Juniper ERX.
>> yes, all edge boxes for FIOS are ERX... better support for CALEA there
>> was one of the major drivers.
> So it was _one_ of the drivers, but was it a more major driver than
> "for the love of God, not Redback!"?  :)
the last I knew, Verizon was an Alcatel house for switching and Alcatel 
managed to get tcp/ip into their switching gear.  so I'm left to wonder.


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