Verizon MPLS / BGP help needed

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Thu Jul 25 01:57:41 UTC 2013

he needs the info for the PIP (Private IP) network though, which isn't
covered in 701/2/3's data...
the PIP network probably does NOT have this sort of capability,
essentially the users are on their own to do some bgp policy on their
side of the fence, since the MPLS network is enclosed and doesn't
route to anything but 'you'...

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 9:50 PM, Chris Rogers <crogers at> wrote:
> This might be a starting point:
> Not sure if it's accurate, as we don't have AS701 transit...
> Regards,
> Chris Rogers
> CEO, Inerail
> +1.302.357.3696 x2110
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Bill Ingrum <wingrum at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> In my experience,
>> all MPLS providers allow their customers to influence their own BGP route
>> metrics by sending community values to the provider, with the provider
>> adjusting metrics (such as local preference), based on these BGP
>> communities
>> (reference =
>> ).
>> I sent a simple
>> request to our Verizon reps, asking for the community syntax required to
>> perform this task on a Verizon MPLS network.  I expected a list of
>> acceptable communities in the form of ASN:xxx
>> (example:  65000:120 to set local
>> preference to 120).
>> My contacts at
>> Verizon are insisting that this “feature” is not available and will not be
>> available until September 2013!  From my
>> perspective, they are basically telling me that we are not allowed to
>> enforce
>> our own route policy on our own network.
>> If someone from
>> Verizon is able to help, I would appreciate an offline response.
>> Thank you!
>> Bill

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