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What is RADb? What is a route maintainer and how does it relate to my Silverline Service?

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What is RADb? What is a route maintainer and how does it relate to my Silverline Service?

 

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RADb or Routing Assets Database (aka Routing Arbiter Database) is a database of route information for networks on the Internet. F5 Silverline’s carriers require our customers to be registered in RADb prior to accepting BGP announcements.

To register in RADb a customer must register a route maintainer, which is a container that only authorized users can access, with RADb. Once a route maintainer is registered a customer can then add their AS and Route objects to the database under the route maintainer allowing BGP announcements to be accepted from this network.

A route maintainer and the associated objects may be created and maintained either by your company, your ISP, or by a third-party service provider.

  • If your route maintainer and associated objects is maintained by your company or a third-party service provider and this will not change, then you do not need take any action when on-boarding with Silverline.
  • If your route maintainer and associated objects are maintained by a third-party service provider and you are discontinuing service with them you will need to work with your third-party service provider to transition maintenance of your route maintainer and associated objects to the party who will be responsible for these objects (i.e. your ISP, your company, or Silverline).
  • If your route maintainer and associated objects are maintained by your ISP you may need to work with your ISP to authorize Silverline (Letter of Authorization) to make BGP announcements on your behalf. For further details please open a ticket with the F5 Silverline SOC.
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