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  1. #1
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    Allegiance issues

    anyone know whats up with allegiance? looks like all the connections with them went to near 0 at midnight last night and were out all night - ours was and I saw Ev1 and a few others as well.

    they cant tell us what is up.

    any one know?

  2. #2
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    I found out - allegiance turned off all their peering last night and is only getting transit routes from xo now.


    this is rediculous.

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    Why would they turn off their peering?

  4. #4
    Driving by XO nearly 2 times a week they have a huge sign on their headquarters stating: "XO welcomes Allegiance members or so" hehe.

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    they wont take calls from allegiance customers.

    this is poor handling.


    they both suck with the handling of this matter is all I can say

  6. #6
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    This is the email I got from allegiance, though they only started a few days ago from what I can see:

    Dear Valued Customer:

    Under the terms of a purchase agreement, XO Communications (XO™) agreed to
    purchase substantially all of the assets of Allegiance Telecom, Inc. In
    early April 2004, Allegiance and XO closed this sale transaction into
    escrow." On the same date, XO and Allegiance entered into an operating
    agreement that allows XO to manage the Allegiance assets that XO is
    acquiring until the final close of the acquisition, subject to Allegiance's
    approval. One of the initial projects is IP Network integration.

    In an ongoing effort to provide our customers with premiere Internet Access
    products, the XO/Allegiance Team will be making numerous IP Network
    modifications aimed at improving the IP connectivity our customers receive.
    These IP Network modifications will occur over the next four months, and
    this letter addresses the first step in the process. The final outcome of
    these modifications will result in a single, but larger, integrated IP
    Network.

    What exactly will happen?
    Between May 19th and June 1st, 2004, all Allegiance IP traffic will prefer
    XO routes via interconnections at peering locations. Shortly thereafter,
    all Allegiance peering connections will be turned down and all Allegiance IP
    customers will peer via XO (AS2828.) All Allegiance Internet Access
    customers will temporarily see an additional AS hop from their router to the
    final IP destination.

    Why is this IP Network modification necessary?
    Turning down Allegiance’s peering connections is the first in a series of
    steps that must be taken as the XO/Allegiance Team works to integrate the
    two networks onto a single, high-capacity, more efficient IP Network. In
    the end, all Allegiance and XO IP customers will reside on a single IP
    Network, AS2828, which will allow the combined company to more efficiently
    and effectively manage, monitor, and troubleshoot all IP customers.

    Who is impacted?
    All Allegiance Internet Access customers will be minimally impacted by the
    peering modification. Customers who run BGP with Allegiance may see traffic
    shifts and therefore may decide to update their existing BGP configurations.
    BGP customers will initially notice a longer AS Path length, as AS2828 (XO)
    will be inserted into all routes.

    What action do I need to take?
    No action is required for BGP customers. However, the longer AS path may
    impact how your BGP session decides on certain routes. Based on each
    customer’s BGP router configuration, you may want to review your BGP
    configuration strategy for any routing changes you decide to make. Should
    you desire changes to be made, please follow these guidelines:


    Allegiance Telecom

  7. #7
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    I got that one too and it really impacted it. lol

    well - I just raised heck and the xo engineers got on the phone and put in the solution that I wanted and all is good now.

    I am happy finally.

    it appears that the xo network is a little better than the allegiance network.

  8. #8
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    Sailor,

    Are you buying ALGX/XO through a carrier neutral noc or through one of the Hosting.com locations?

  9. #9
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    Originally posted by XSV
    Sailor,

    Are you buying ALGX/XO through a carrier neutral noc or through one of the Hosting.com locations?
    neither - I get it directly from the carrier.

    that is true for all my backbones. I have my own data center so I go to the carrier.

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