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Sat Jul 19 17:04:08 UTC 2014
On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Suresh Ramasubramanian <ops.lists at gmail.com
> A single linux box with a whole /24 on it? What sort of use case is that,
> On 19-Jul-2014 10:26 pm, "Abuse Contact" <stopabuseandreport at gmail.com>
>> 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
>> > > clueless on how to setup the /24 IPv4 block using the BGP Session. I
>> > > to set it up to run through their network as if it was one of their
>> > > 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
>> > 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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