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Re: Load balance over multiple bgp feeds

  • From: Olivier Bonaventure
  • Date: Sat Apr 23 03:20:31 2005


I was wondering what everyone does to load balance over multiple bgp feeds. We currently have 5 bgp feeds with 2 providers. Do you just randomly pick networks, or use something like netflow to try and pick the best path.
You might be interested by the following papers :

S. Uhlig and O. Bonaventure. Designing BGP-based outbound traffic engineering techniques for stub ASes. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 34(5), 2004.

S. Uhlig, O. Bonaventure, and B. Quoitin. Interdomain traffic engineering with minimal BGP configurations. In 18th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), September 2003.

Best regards,