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Re: Using BGP to force inbound and outbound routing through particular routes

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Wed Nov 02 17:24:28 2005

On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 03:35:07PM -0600, John Dupuy wrote:
> 
> There is nothing about a cable modem that would normally prevent a 
> BGP session. Nor do all the intermediate routers need to support BGP 
> (multi-hop BGP). However, direct connections are preferred.
> 
> Your _real_ challenge is convincing Roadrunner's NOC staff to program 
> one of their backbone routers to do a BGP session with a cable modem 
> sub. Or, for that matter, getting them to even route a non-roadrunner 
> IP block to a cable modem sub.
> 
> Instead you might try borrowing a bunch of old 2500s and setting up a 
> test lab that isn't connected to actual net.
> 
> Best of luck on your CCIE.

A) No cable company in their right mind is going to speak BGP to a 
   $29.95/mo residential customer, period.

B) The answer to his question about "I don't know if what I'm doing will 
   violate the AUP or not" is, when in doubt the answer is YES. No sane 
   comapny is going to let this guy near bgp with a 10ft pole after that 
   statement, but then again no sane people read nanog any more I suspect.

C) If this guy actually had a CCIE, I would encourage Cisco to quickly 
   implement a SWAT team responsible for reposessing the CCIE medals of 
   anyone caught using the words "Class C" for a /24 out of 66. space.

D) Please do not feed the trolls. :)

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Richard A Steenbergen <ras@e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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