Re: Multiple upstreams

Phillip Heller ( (no email) )
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 17:09:40 -0400

Good point Rudy. If you plan on doing BGP yourself, go get yourself the
book "Internet Routing Architectures by Bassam Halabi" (I think that's
right - It's by Cisco Press?). Read it, learn it, and love it before trying
it. Hopefully your upstreams will have route filters (and they probably do)
in place to prevent you from blackholing anyone, but to be on the safe side,
either be sure you know what you're doing, or get someone who does to help


>Using BGP4 would be the safest way to go to configure this but DO NOT
>CONFIGURE this yourself. If it is your first time doing BGP, contact both
>providers to SHOW you how BGP Works and is implemented. If you screw up,
>can take out 25-75% of the North American Internet and Lots of Backbone
>providers will be angry.