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Re: Newbie network upgrade question, apologies in advance to NANOG
From: Andy Dills <andy () xecu net>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 18:02:29 -0400 (EDT)
On Sun, 29 Jun 2003, Mary Grace wrote:
So, is it still true that we do not need anything more powerful than a 4500
or 4700 to run this system? I believe that is true if we take default
routes advertised by the upstream on both sides, and the two diverse-path
circuits ARE being advertised out of the same upstream AS, but is it still
true if we were nuts enough to want to take full routes anyway from this
If you're multihomed to the same provider, I wouldn't even bother with
getting an ASN and running BGP at all.
I assume they are providing your IP space as well...if so, let them
announce the route, and let their internal routing policy decide which
circuit delivers the bits to you.
Then, just configure two static default routes, to the two serial ports of
your upstream. In this scenario, you're current router should be fine.
Buy your router used, you're wasting your money otherwise.
To answer your question directly, there is essentially no benefit to
taking full routes from your provider from each location.