BGP Session

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 16:59:27 UTC 2014


A single linux box with a whole /24 on it? What sort of use case is that,
BTW?
 On 19-Jul-2014 10:26 pm, "Abuse Contact" <stopabuseandreport at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I know, the DC is going to be giving me a BGP session on their router so I
> can set it up, I'm not using a Linux server as a router.
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 9:04 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 4:05 AM, Abuse Contact
> > <stopabuseandreport at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > So I just purchased a Dedicated server from this one company and I
> have a
> > > /24 IPv4 block that I bought from a company on WebHostingTalk, but I am
> > > clueless on how to setup the /24 IPv4 block using the BGP Session. I
> want
> > > to set it up to run through their network as if it was one of their
> IPs,
> > > etc. I keep seeing things like iBGP (which I think means like a inner
> > > routing BGP) and eBGP (what I'm talking about??) but I have no idea how
> > to
> > > set those up or which one I would need.
> >
> > Howdy,
> >
> > Unless you have (1) a real router available, not a just a server and
> > (2) an expert available to help you with your first BGP configuration
> > I strongly recommend you simply ask your service provider to announce
> > the /24 to the Internet on your behalf.
> >
> > Server-based BGP software like Quagga for Linux is reasonably good but
> > it should absolutely not be involved in your _first_ attempt to
> > connect with the Internet's default-free zone. Simple mistakes with
> > eBGP can cause tremendous damage to other folks on the Internet. Trial
> > and error is simply not OK. If it isn't worth it to you to buy a
> > BGP-capable router then you also aren't prepared to make the
> > investment in learning it takes to use BGP without causing harm.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Bill Herrin
> >
> >
> > --
> > William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
> > Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
> > Can I solve your unusual networking challenges?
> >
>


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