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Re: Dynamic routing between multiple DSL lines
> 1) You cannot route inbound traffic (e.g. email, http, ftp, ..) over
> disparate DSL links. You would have to setup BGP with your two routers
> and the upstream routers, but different providers have no incentive to do
> this at the costs of DSL lines (I know, we have tried).
Thanks, I wasn't planning on routing inbound traffic, just outbound. For
inbound traffic, if one of the DSL lines goes down for an extended period of
time, I can just change my DNS mappings to route folks to servers via the
other DSL line. (I don't anticipate having to do this that often, if ever).
> 2) If you *do* want a backup link, find a DSL provider that also has ISDN
> service locally (or T1/ISDN). An option would be two DSL lines from the
> same provider, so they can setup the static routes on the same router
> (much higher probability than with separate providers).
For redundancy, I am trying to avoid using the same provider, hence the
reason I am trying to keep all of the configuration in house. (That way I
don't have to try to get the two providers to agree on anything except that
I get a certain number of IP addresses from them).
Thanks for the reply