BGP prefix filter list
valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri May 31 00:58:34 UTC 2019
On Fri, 31 May 2019 00:10:42 -0000, Mel Beckman said:
> What are you talking about? Do you use multi homed BGP? If so, Iâd expect you
> to know that an organization with multiple sites having their own Internet
> still uses a single AS. They have IGP paths to route traffic between sites
> (e.g., by using dedicated circuits).
The situation being discussed is an organization with multiple sites that *don't*
have a behind-the-scenes dedicated circuit, tunnel, or other interconnect.
For example, XYZ Corp has a POP in Tokyo announcing a /16 to their provider
there, and a POP in DC announcing a different /16 to their North American
provider, using the same ASN for both - but traffic between the two /16s
traverses the commodity Internet.
Or they advertise the same /16 and pray to the anycast gods. :)
(Actually, that's OK too, as long as both Tokyo and DC also announce a second
route (possibly a more-specific, or different address space) for their interconnect
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