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Re: Dual homing, BGP4 questions--I need help
From: P Cuddy <Peter_W._Cuddy () smtp nynex com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 20:16:39 -0400

If you plan on using firewalls, and you probably do, then you may need
symmetric routing. Not so hard with multiple network addresses.  For
dynamic failover you'll be stuck with AS path padding (do you have your
own AS#?) which hasn't been too effective for us (like pushing on a

netops wrote:
I'm charged with the task of finding out about dual homing and BGP4. We

currently have a reliable internet connection with our ISP, but are
looking to sign up another ISP for redundancy. Can anyone help me
out how to maximize redundancy with BGP4? For instance, what kind of
questions should I be asking a potential second ISP?

Am I on the right track if I insist that the second ISP is coming into

our router from a different fiber line than our current ISP? If so,
much more in-depth can I get to make sure that the second ISP is as
"different" from our current one (eliminating single points of
If ANYONE can help me wrestle with this dual homing issue (I'm very
at all this), I would really appreciate it!

Lincoln Silver
FlyCast Communications Corporation
123 Townsend Street, Suite 226
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 975-5374

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