IPv6 addresses for EP or why are exhanges so special ?
Fri May 18 16:10:04 CEST 2001
>>>> bgp is not needed at all, as the exchange point has no asn, and the >>>> prefix is internal to the attached providers. >>> Several European IXPs run their own BGP, and have their own ASN, with >>> one or more of their members providing transit to the IXP's PA space. >> this is true for most exchanges. but the exchange mesh itself, which is >> the subject of our discussion, is not in that asn. it is the side service >> net which is in the transit asn. > I know of at least one IXP which uses a portion of its PA space for the > exchange itself (on a multiple-access broadcast network, ie. switched > ethernet) -- it was advised to do so by RIPE. Strangely enough, it is > some of the side services that are on non-global-transit address space. i lived in california for three years and learned that, if people want to be kinky, then you are not going to change them, so politely ignore them. the point here is that folk who want to do things in the expected/normal ways should be able to do so. randy
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