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What do route servers do?

Transparency Route Servers, unlike regular BGP routers, provide transparency features to facilitate optimal path selection in Internet Exchange infrastructure. FD-IX Route Servers provide the following: 1) AS path transparency by hiding its own ASN. This shortens AS path by one hop and avoids the need for direct peering with other customers on our fabric. There may […]

Route Server Communities

We have started to implement communities in the route servers.  The most useful one we’ve found so far is that you can advertise a community of 0:{insert AS here} and it will not advertise that prefix to that AS via the route servers. It is useful if you have some specific prefixes you don’t want […]

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