google ipv6 routes via cogent
jhaustin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 03:59:20 UTC 2017
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Job Snijders <job at instituut.net> wrote:
> > There are, of course, corner cases. But in general, single-homed
> > people shouldn’t be using BGP.
> There are numerous reasons to use BGP when single-homed:
> - as preparation to multi-home in the (near) future
> - ability to quickly change providers
> - to use BGP based blackholing features
> - to save time on provisioning work (adding new prefixes becomes a
> matter of just announcing and updating IRR/RPKI).
> - loadbalanacing / loadsharing across multiple links
> - ability to use bgp communities for traffic engineering
> In other words, if you have your own IP space, I'd recommend to get your
> own ASN and use BGP.
I concur with Job.
If you are single-homed but care about having proper L3 redundancy (not
just VRRP or equivalent), BGP is a must.
ARIN has a policy to allow this, but it is not spelled out with an excess
of clarity. I suspect it is not often used; see NRPM section 5.
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