[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-15 - question on multi-homing issue

Abraham van der Merwe abz at frogfoot.net
Wed Oct 1 05:14:37 EDT 2003

Hi Dawn                                          >@2003.09.30_21:57:04_+0200

> Just to note - I'm not opposed to this proposal but have a question that I
> do not see
> answered as of yet.
> Why exactly does an ISP in southern Africa HAVE to have portable IP address
> space
> to be multi-homed? I understand the cost issues, I understand that there are
> political
> issues. I'm wondering if there is a technical issue? If so, can someone
> please state
> exactly what it is?

Simply because the upstream providers refuse to advertise each other's
address space.



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