[AusNOG] Attempting to understand DC internet connectivity

Richard Thornton richie.thornton at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 14:07:47 EST 2015

Thanks Mark, I remember seeing that in the past and thinking it was dodgy
that they were modifying/ignoring my prepends, looking at the best way to
add resiliency at minimum cost.

On Tue, 14 Apr 2015 at 13:58 Mark Newton <newton at atdot.dotat.org> wrote:

> On Apr 14, 2015, at 10:57 AM, Richard Thornton <richie.thornton at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Thanks Harry, so would you do something like 20mbit with Vocus and 1mbit
> with Telstra on a high speed port burstable to 20mbit and basically set the
> local preference and AS prepends to always use Vocus when it is up?
> No, Telstra will localpref any prefixes you send them, so the Telstra link
> will carry all the traffic to you from AS1221 and AS4637 even when the
> Vocus link is up.
> So you’ll likely need more than 1 Mbps commit to Telstra if you have any
> capacity to them at all.
> What are you actually trying to achieve, in business terms? Cost
> reduction? Resiliency? Something else?
>    - mark
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