Well, our upstream providers are Level 3 and Time Warner Telecom. Both are good providers however, it is important that our traffic doesn't enter one provider and leave another since we provide VoIP services. I was looking for the 'best' way to achieve this.
- Don -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Liotta Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 5:23 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] BGP Question Prepending is not an effective way of forcing other providers to send their traffic through your preferred upstream. In fact, there is no good way to do it at all. It is far better to just have quality upstreams. -Matt Don Annas wrote: > When peering with multiple providers, is it a requirement that you pick a > primary to send and receive traffic or can you not prepend AS hops and allow > traffic to arrive to you via the 'best' BGP route. > > As a VoIP provider, it is important that traffic enter and leave via the > same provider. We currently have a primary provider picked and force > traffic in by incrementing the AS prepends on our other BGP peers. > > There is still some traffic that enters our network via the other peers > regardless of the AS prepends and we are looking to either force all traffic > in and out one provider as long as that peer is up, or preferably, allow > traffic to enter whichever peer is the best route while forcing the return > traffic back out the connection that the traffic entered. > > - Don Annas > Triad Telecom, Inc. > 336.510.3800 x111 > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.411 / Virus Database: 268.17.29/673 - Release Date: 2/6/2007 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.411 / Virus Database: 268.17.29/673 - Release Date: 2/6/2007 -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/