Cogent multi-hop BGP

Ryan Wilkins ryan at
Wed Aug 28 15:23:01 UTC 2013

On Aug 28, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Tim Durack <tdurack at> wrote:

> I was under the impression Cogent no longer did the multi-hop BGP thing,
> but then I got a copy of their NA user guide, and saw the peer-a/peer-b
> configuration. Not a fan.
> Anyone know if this is still required for Cogent IP transit service?
> (on/off list is fine.)
> -- 
> Tim:>

For what it's worth, we started with Cogent doing the A/B peer thing when we were running IPv4 only with them.  Once we added IPv6 BGP they migrated us to a direct peering.  Much simpler and preferred.  This is in Chicago at 710 Lakeshore.

Ryan Wilkins

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