At 09:51 AM 07/07/97 -0400, Mark Horn [ Net Ops ] wrote:
>Is BGP the only answer? We have several ISP's providing service to us.
>We have our own NIC assigned address block, and a NIC assigned AS number.
>We've been trying (for several months) to set up BGP routing between all
>of our providers. But we've run into trouble.
That's not surprising -- BGP can be hard, depending on the complexity
of the peering policy. It can also be amazingly easy.
>One of the providers doesn't want to set up peering with us. Their claim
>is that you can have redundant ISP's through other methods than setting up
>BGP peering. When pressed, they've been conspicuously quiet about what
>these other methods are.
I'd be curious, as well. As I mentioned before, BGP is the de facto
mechanism of exchanging routing information between diverse routing
domains (inter-domain routing) in the Internet. Period.
>Is there another way to set up redundancy between two ISP's without doing
No, not really.
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