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INTELLIGENT ROUTING BLOG
What should your Peering Policy look like?
As networks grow larger, it makes sense to exchange traffic with other networks directly (peering) rather than pay one or more big ISPs to handle all your internet traffic (transit). When you start peering, you'll have to figure out what your peering policy should look like...
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Do route optimizers cause fake routes?
On March 26, an incident occurred where an Autonomous System (AS) advertised more than 7,000 prefixes that belong to other networks. These are "more specific" prefixes – subsets of the IP address ranges belonging to other organizations...
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The BGP Security Month
Stay tuned to Noction blog in April
This April the Noction blog will dedicate a series of posts to BGP security. We'll kick things off with an overview of the two systems that protect the BGP connections between two routers: the MD5 password and GTSM. The rest of the month we'll look at the RPKI certificate system that can be used to make sure prefixes can only be advertised by the right ASes. Finally, we'll also look at the BGPSEC protocol, currently under development in the IETF.
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Learn how WebNX stepped up BGP performance automation with Noction IRP
WebNX is an Internet Service Provider primarily focused on data center centric offerings, bandwidth, and Dedicated server products. As a corporation, WebNX is primarily situated in downtown Los Angeles, with additional facilities in Ogden, UT and New York, NY.
Business Challenges:
  • Improve existing BGP automation efficiency
  • Minimize the risk of BGP misconfigurations at the network edge
  • Achieve better ROI from BGP performance automation
  • Automate route optimization for total traffic volume
Results:
  • Over 9,000 TB of traffic optimized by announcing over 38 million route improvements to the company's edge routers
  • Latency reduced by an average of 25% and packet loss dropped by an average of 85% for the analyzed prefixes
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