Peering is fundamental to UnitedLayers IP service offering. Peering is the practice of exchanging direct network access with another network. As a result, peering moves traffic to a lower cost which UnitedLayer is able to pass off to our customers. UnitedLayer is peering with over 600 different networks.
BGP Community Policy
Customers may influence UL routing policies by a number of community tags which may be set on routes which they announce. These tags can control the propagation of routes, adjust the localpref assigned to them, and even null route traffic.
All routes announced to customers are tagged with the following information: 23342:TCRI
T The type of relationship that the route was learned through.
C The continent where the route was learned.
R The region where the route was learned, if in the US.
I Internal usage only.
All customers announcements are filtered against Internet Routing Registry (IRR) databases. BGP speaking customers will be expected to maintain current and correct IRR entries.
All UL announcements will be recorded under the as-set AS-UNITEDLAYER.
Receivable UL Communities
23342:1 - Prepend 23342 to Route
23342:2 - Prepend 23342 23342 to Route
23342:3 - Prepend 23342 23342 23342 to Route
23342:510 - Export to Peers Only
23342:530 - Export to Transits, Peers and Customers
23342:530 - Export to Transits, Peers and Customers (prepended in LAX)
23342:555 - BLACKHOLE
23342:666 - NO EXPORT
23342:777 - Do not Export to Transits
23342:888 - Do not Export to Peers
23342:999 - Do not Export to Customers