[nSLUG] fault tolerant internet connection

Tim Johnson timj at fabrysociety.org
Thu Jul 28 15:09:51 ADT 2005


I only want to route out, not do any hosting or serving (well, maybe a game on
Battle.net once in a while :)

Tim

Quoting "Crawford, Andrew (IT)" <Andrew.Crawford at morganstanley.com>:

> Routing *out* is easy but the problem is you also need to route *in*.
>
> That requires that you obtain provide-independent (PI) address space and
> either...
>
> * you have your own AS (autonomous system number, which you basically can'y
> get) and exchange BGP routing information with both Eastlink and Aliant
> (which they won't do)
>
> Or
>
> * Have both Eastlink and Aliant announce your IP block as belonging to their
> AS. This does work but it's a hack. In any case it doesn't matter because
> they won't do it for you.
>
> So, to cut a long story short, you can't do it.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Andrwe
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca
> > [mailto:nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca] On Behalf Of Tim
> > Sent: 28-Jul-05 14:52
> > To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> > Subject: [nSLUG] fault tolerant internet connection
> >
> > Does anyone know of a simple way to route packets out over
> > both an Eastlink connection and an Mpowered connection? I
> > have done some static routing, but what I'm looking for is to
> > not only balance the load on each connection, but to use
> > something similar to an OSPF type routing policy where the
> > shortest (and thus in theory the fastest) connection is made.
> > This would also route around if either the cable or mpowered
> > went out. I currently use Slackware (10.0 on one machine and
> > 10.1 on another) I've looked at Zebra before, but I cannot
> > find sufficent documentation to wrap my brain around.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tim
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