Without two circuits, a local loop failure will take you down. You are
much better off running two circuits, to two different ISPs, from two of
your sites. Make sure you don't use two different ISPs that are both
heavily dependant on the same MAE or NAP, or have heavily interdependant
peering arangements, such that failure of a core router can still take out
On Wed, 29 Jan 1997, Starkweather, Mike wrote:
> My company wants to move toward Electronic Commerce on the Internet.
> One of the requirements would be a highly available, secure
> connection. One of the ideas I have considered is two firewalls going
> out over two routers to two wide area links to two ISPs. This is a
> pretty brute force approach.
> Does anyone have any ideas to share on how we might build an Internet
> connection that would approach 100 percent availability?
> Thanks for all your help.
> Mike Starkweather