Routing for VPN network

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at
Sun Apr 3 18:35:28 CEST 2011

On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 06:09:55PM +0200, Ask Bj?rn Hansen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm using 'bird' to announce some prefixes for the anycast DNS servers for the NTP Pool system.  It's working great and I really enjoy how straightforward the configuration is.
> We're planning to make the DNS servers (about ~18 currently) all connect to two out of three "master nodes"; probably one in Europe and one in western and one in eastern United States.
> For another similar VPN network I use BGP with private ASN's for the routing; but for this project each site is generally just one  or two actual servers, so allocating a private ASN and all that seems extra tedious.

> Would it make sense to use OSPF for this instead?  My only experience
> with OSPF is setting it up between routers in one site so they know how
> to get to the 'next hop' of routes coming in and shared via BGP/IBGP.

I think OSPF should work just right for such setting.

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Ondrej 'SanTiago' Zajicek (email: santiago at
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