Charging fee for BGP prefix per /24?!

Ammar Zuberi ammar at
Wed Dec 10 16:39:48 UTC 2014

I was once with a provider that charged something stupid like $500 per BGP session.

This really isn't that big of a surprise.

On 10 Dec 2014, at 8:33 pm, John Levine <johnl at> wrote:

>> Haven't encountered this myself, but putting a price on DFZ routing
>> slots seems like a Good Thing to me.
> Paid to whom?
> Yes, it would be nice to put more backpressure on announcements to get
> the size of the DFZ down.  But unless you can figure out how to get
> the money from the people announcing the routes to the people actually
> running the backbone routers, fees are just a way for providers to
> extract more money from their customers.
> R's,
> John

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