OT: VPS with Routed IP space

Anybody know of or have recommendations for providers of small
VPS-line boxen (or alternative solutions) to serve as GRE endpoints?
(for a small amount of IP addresses, /29 or /28 at most)

I am finding a lot of places that will give you extra IPs on the box
itself (oftentimes out of the provider's own larger unsubnetted
prefix) but I am looking more for a setup with a single IP on the box
and a prefix routed to it.

TIA for your insight.

Alex

(if you or your company can do this, direct solicitations are okay
too. do keep in mind it's just a personal project and I do not have
larger commercial volume at this time)

You just need to enable proxy ARP on the box to simulate a routed subnet.

Or NOT. That’s a horribly ugly thing to do in a situation where the desired behavior shouldn’t be that hard to achieve.

Owen

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How about VPS providers who will do BGP... Do they exist?
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Hit and miss I find. We do it for the odd client and haven't really had any issues.

deploy two utm's with bgp on the two internal and external interfaces

col

ARP Networks: https://www.arpnetworks.com/vps

Routed IP space (v4 and v6) as well as BGP peering.

Same here, we do as well. But as per the OPs question: we will route additional space but you generally need a good reason for it.

Regards,

Tim Raphael

+1 for Arp, I'm a happy customer (no other affiliation).

FWIW,

Doug

Thanks to those who mailed off-list for the BGP thread-jack. Seems like
those providers that do BGP would probably route their own space to VPS as
well.. (Like OP want. if I understand correctly). Some of them even state
that they even SWIP the addresses, which is positive.

Anybody know of or have recommendations for providers of small
VPS-line boxen (or alternative solutions) to serve as GRE endpoints?
(for a small amount of IP addresses, /29 or /28 at most)

I am finding a lot of places that will give you extra IPs on the box
itself (oftentimes out of the provider's own larger unsubnetted
prefix) but I am looking more for a setup with a single IP on the box
and a prefix routed to it.

Hi Alex,

You can usually deconfigure the extra IP's on the box and send them
down the tunnel. At worst you do a little proxy arp to tell the router
that your vps still serves those addresses.

You'll find providers are reluctant to assign /28's and /29's to
low-dollar VPS services.

Nat Morris has been doing this, here’s a presentation he has on this
topic:

http://www.slideshare.net/natmorris/anycast-on-a-shoe-string

- Jared

never saw that post. right up my alley. Thanks!

We are going to do this at datapath.io using AWS and others soon. We do
some BGP peering on your behalf and expose some parameters to the VPS
via API.

Best regards,
Sebastian

Since the requirement included IPv6, I’m not sure how you plan to use AWS.

Owen

You are right. Sorry for the sloppiness.
OT: There is no way to even let two instances communicate with each
other in the same VPC subnet using a protocol other than IPv4, although
they transport ethernet headers (no VXLAN). Our only solution was to use
v6 load balancers that tunnel with our endpoint on the other side of
direct connect.