From: Jay Hennigan (no email)
Date: Wed Aug 05 2009 - 13:32:38 EDT
Edward Brookhouse wrote:
> Hi all,
> Any Sprint BGP admins on this list can offer any thoughts on why Sprint
> connected networks are preferring my Sprint connection when they should be
> preferring my Verizon?
> I (Healthy Directions) am AS16387, two blocks 126.96.36.199/24 and
> 188.8.131.52/24, being announced by sprint and Verizon, preferred to
> Verizon(DS3) over Sprint 3MB.
They will prefer to send you traffic over their direct connection over
that of a peer.
You can influence this by sending them a community to lower your local
preference within their network.
Export community 1239:80 to Sprint and clear your outbound BGP session
with them. See if that does the trick.
However, you might get better performance by keeping Sprint direct
customers on the Sprint link under normal circumstances, but have the
rest of the Internet come over your Verizon link. If the Sprint
customer traffic (only) doesn't fill your pipe from them, then you'll
likely get shorter paths and lower latency by taking it direct.
To do this, don't export 1239:80 but instead export 65004:0 which will
cause Sprint to prepend to the rest of the Internet but route their
customer traffic to you directly.
-- Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Engineering - Impulse Internet Service - http://www.impulse.net/ Your local telephone and internet company - 805 884-6323 - WB6RDV