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10 useful tips on how to maximize the benefits of peering

10 useful tips on how to maximize the benefits of peering

10 useful tips on how to maximize the benefits of peering

Bernd Spiess, peering expert for many years, has developed 10 tips for peering; from optimizing routing data base entries to prefix aggregation.

1. Optimize your routing data base entry

Please make sure that you:

  • have your routing data in just one routing database like RIPE, AFRINIC, RADB etc. (unless you are a global player)
  • have all used prefixes covered by one correct database entry, matching the ASN which they come from (more-specifics need dedicated entries too)
  • have all active (!) own and customer ASNs and AS-SETs listed in your main AS-SET – and remove unused ones

2. Use the route servers (2 sessions ipv4, 2 sessions ipv6)

The route servers help you to get the majority of possible sessions. It will help you to avoid extra work to configure all the newly-arriving members.

3. Verify your prefix amounts and details

Please verify via the route server looking glass whether the route server accepts all of your sent prefixes. If you see a difference, most probably you have not specified the right AS-SET during turn-up, or you have missing or wrong routing database entries.

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