RFC becomes Visio

Joe Maimon jmaimon at ttec.com
Fri Sep 28 21:35:02 UTC 2012

Justin M. Streiner wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Sep 2012, Joe Maimon wrote:
>> Just got told by a Lightpath person that in order to do BGP on a
>> customer gig circuit to them they would need a visio diagram (of what
>> I dont know).
>> Has anybody else seen this brain damage?
> I can understand wanting to diagram a complex design, so everyone
> involved has a clear picture of what needs to happen, but for an ISP to
> bring up BGP to a customer?  If that's not something that can be done in
> a relatively cookie-cutter fashion, there is something horribly broken
> with that ISP.
> My diagram would be something along the lines of
> your_router --------[GIG-E WITH BGP]-------- my_router = :)
> your_router --------[GIG-E WITH NO BGP]-------- my_router = :(
> jms

I figured they are expecting something other than cookie cutter, so I 
gave them a multi session + multi hop. 4 boxes with labels, 4 lines and 
some router commands in vendor 'C' language in a text box.

If they dont like that, they can provide me with their own diagram.

Someone did mention that perhaps its a vetting/hoop-jumping process.

My takeaway is that it is always easier to not accept the circuit until 
BGP is up, rather then saving that for a step 2.


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