[c-nsp] non-BGP ISP redundancy

Grant Moerschel gm at wavegard.com
Mon Aug 22 09:27:09 EDT 2005

I was thinking of those solutions (F5, Radware) as an option to BGP. Can 
anyone comment on the value that they add and their effectiveness vs. a 
true network engineering solution with no bells and whistles like BGP??
Grant P. Moerschel CISSP, CCSP, CCNP, CWNT

Sergio Ramos wrote:
> Hi Grant!
> Maybe a bit off-topic but....
> Have you considered a dedicated solution designed specifically for that
> purpose like Radware LinkProof or F5 Link Controller?
> They allow you to be multihomed without the hassle of running BGP while they
> optimize your incoming and outgoing traffic.
> http://www.radware.com/content/products/lp/default.asp
> http://www.f5.com/f5products/products/bigip/isptm/
> Hope it helps.
> Regards,
> Sergio.
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net
> [mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net]En nombre de Grant P.
> Moerschel
> Enviado el: miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2005 15:36
> Para: cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
> Asunto: [c-nsp] non-BGP ISP redundancy
> Greetings,
> I have an environment with a full T1 connected to a 1700 to ISP1 and a
> frac T1 (256K) connected to a 1700 to ISP2.  I don't have the resources or
> address space to use BGP.  But I would like to have some egress load
> balancing and some ingress redundancy. I host my mail at this site and my
> web servers elsewhere.  I can accomplish smtp redundancy with MX records.
> Any ideas on some good approaches? Thanks
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> Grant P. Moerschel gm at wavegard.com
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