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Subject: Re: [Fwd: EFF Mailing List Query]
From: Tom Neff <tneff @ grassyhill . net>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 11:15:09 -0500
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <20030224160222 . GA40910 @ scadian . net>
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--On Monday, February 24, 2003 11:02 AM -0500 Blaise de Cormeilles
<blaise @
 scadian .
 net> wrote:
> Question: how does someone looking for hosting figure out a) which Tier
> 1 providers are reputable (obviously, XO, Verio, Level 3, and C&W are
> right out), and protect against their Tier 2 provider switching to one
> of them?  (And changing your host provider is not a simple procedure...)

Actually, the trick is to pick a hoster who has *more than one* Tier 1
provider, with load balancing/failover among them.

If you can't do that, you may need to build a couple of redundant sites at
T2's using different T1's, and do your own load balancing/failover.


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