BGP communities you’d want with your BGP powered VPS?
With 2FA and ISO uploading now rolled out into Stallion I’ll be focusing on our next big addon: BGP sessions. This will allow you to announce your IP space (or if you don’t have any, do load balancing via ECMP of your slice instances).
The big thing I’m wanting to know is what BGP communities would you want access to? The main ones I see so far would be:
- Control which upstream your route goes out of (be it a full allow/deny, or prepends)
- Informational communities to know which upstream it was learned from
- Blackholing an IP address
Do you see a need to prepend against users within the location? So, other customers?
Once we got the communities and such worked out we figure we can get this built out in a couple weeks, depending on how busy I get with the New York upgrades.