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Is multihoming hard? [was: DNS amplification]



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On Mar 20, 2013, at 9:55 AM, Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:

> On 3/20/13 6:25 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>> I don't know a single ISP that wants to throttle growth by not accepting additional customers, BGP speaking or not. (I do know several that want to throttle growth through not upgrading their links because they have a captive audience they are trying to ransom. But that is neither relevant to this discussion, not controversial - unless you are paid by one of those ISPs?.)
>> 
>> Comcast
>> Verizon
>> AT&T
>> Time Warner Cable
>> Cox
>> CenturyLink
>> 
>> to name a few.
>> 
>> Not one of them will run BGP with a residential subscriber.
>> 
> 
> Based on the average clue of your average residential subscriber (anyone
> here need not apply) I'd say that's a good thing.
> 
> ~Seth

Why?

If BGP were plug-and-play automated with settings specified by the provider, what would the user's clue level have to do with it?

Owen