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Re: BGP communities usage for route origin, entry point

  • From: E.B. Dreger
  • Date: Tue Jun 18 20:50:25 2002

TK> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 20:13:50 -0400
TK> From: Thomas Kernen

TK> This triggered a thought, do many people actually use BGP
TK> communities to pinpoint a route origination point/type, and
TK> if so for what purpose (debugging, analysis, other)

Analysis and mild tuning.  Perhaps I'm strange, but this is one
of thing things that I consider pre-sale when working with a
provider with which I'm unfamiliar.  It's not a deal-breaker,
but is something to which I pay attention.

Note that this is most significant for Web content providers,
for obvious reasons.

Several providers tag internally, although some do not disclose
their tags.  Granularity and detail vary widely.  (Compare C&W
with GBLX, for example.)

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