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What kind of network equipment would I need? How would I connect it to the network? What organizations would I need to talk to to get everything set up?

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  • You need to get an AS number from your RIR.
  • You need to get a public address prefix, no longer than /24. ISPs will not advertise a prefix longer than /24. The RIRs are out of public addresses to assign, so you will need to get it on the open market, or from your ISP.
  • You need a router than can run BGP, and configure it to exchange prefixes via BGP with your ISP.
  • You need an ISP and a contract to do the above. Many ISPs will want proof that you know how to configure BGP.

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