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RE: Choosing new transit: software help?
From: John Dupuy > > We are looking at getting an additional transit connection. > > In the past, we have used fixedorbit.com and the like and > "guesstimated" our best transit choices. (Other factors > came into play as well, of course, such as price...) > > Anyway, does anyone have a suggestion for determine our next > best transit? Essentially, I am looking for techniques of: > > 1. Gathering our current traffic patterns and subtotalling > source/destination IP by ASN. > 2. Gathering our BGP views into a useful form for analysis. > 3. Using #1 and #2 to analyze which new AS would make the > most sense to connect to for transit. The goal would be for > the new transit to reduce the number of AS we must transit > given our customer's actual usage. I know most nanog responses seem to go off list immediately but I'd be interested in this as well for traffic engineering. A top AS and top prefix talkers would be really useful. David