I am looking for an inexpensive Cisco solution to turn up BGP with my 2 upstream providers. I only need a router dense enough to accommodate a couple ATM DS-3's and a couple 100 Meg Ethernet links. I would like to buy two identical platforms and terminate one provider on each. I need some advice on which platform would be best, do I need the full BGP routing table, etc. Please shoot me an email if anyone has any ideas, suggestions, or hardware for sale.
Ben L. Estes
Director of Network Operations
Sorry to bother everyone, but I'm trying to save colleagues from being pointlessly flogged by a PHB. The PHB in question has assigned some junior staffers to find out, and I quote, "The market share of providers in Frame Relay and ATM, by state, by provider." My colleagues have been trying-- they even got up the nerve to bother me-- but there doesn't seem to be any resource paid or free that can give them this information.
Their desperation is moving enough (there have been some layoffs here) that I am willing to bother NANOG with off-topic drivel such as this:
Do any of you know if there is a source out there that has this kind of information? The PHB is willing to pay, so if you know of even a paid information source out there, it will suffice.
One proxy that I thought of, although this information is also (apparently) not available, would be to know where frame and ATM equipment is deployed. Similar information is available for voice services in COs-- is there anything available for frame/ATM like in the voice world? I'm thinking of the various places to get details on what services are offered from which COs for voice and DSL-- I think that the (relatively) non-tariffed nature of these services means that this would not be available.
If there is no way to get this data, that is fine-- I'd like to know this so that I can tell PHB and provide some cover/relief to my colleagues.
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the off-topicness,
Was wondering what the status is of new DSL orders. I'm a reseller. Phil
Rotenberry is my rep - but it is difficult getting in touch with him (I
imagine he's very busy). Can I resume doing prequals and placing orders,
which I had stopped doing in the wake of Rhythms' bankruptcy filing?