Re: Upstream BGP community support

From: Andy B. (no email)
Date: Sat Oct 31 2009 - 21:28:37 EDT

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    On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 2:13 AM, Tim Jackson <> wrote:
    > Being the architect/head-nerd-in-charge of a fairly new network.....
    > Not reading ras's HOWTOs and others is suicide.... There's no
    > excuse... It really makes running your network easier.. If my customer
    > needs to prepend X to Y transit/peer/customer or not announce to them
    > at 3am, that means they don't have to call me...

    That's exactly what I expect from a decent upstream.
    So far all our upstreams (Level3, Cogent, Tata), with the exception of
    HE, provide this service.

    I don't even care about receiving their communities which describe
    where the prefix has been injected, since I can handle outbound
    traffic more or less myself. It's a nice-to-have feature though.
    It's the inbound that I cannot control without a little help from my
    upstreams, hence our desperate need to send BGP communities.


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