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Re: PI space and colocation
From: "Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick () ianai net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 15:09:55 -0500
On Jan 18, 2006, at 3:03 PM, Jon Lewis wrote:
Is it a reasonable alternative to establish a BGP connection with
provider over ethernet?
It is technical feasible, but I don't think 'reasonable'. Stub
ASes are pollution on the 'Net.
We've done this as well. Whats wrong with letting the customer use
their ASN and BGP peering with them in your data center? They
might even get a connection to someone else there and multihome
again. Either way, the routes are getting into the global
table...does the end of the aspath matter that much?
It adds zero useful data to the global table, but increases RAM, CPU,
etc. on every router looking at the global table.
Given how vociferously people argue against items in the table which
_do_ add useful data, superfluous info should be avoided whenever
possible. IMHO, of course.
Re: PI space and colocation Pete Templin (Jan 19)
Re: PI space and colocation Bill Woodcock (Jan 18)