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  1. Why in the world would you want to receive the full internet prefix list in an active/standby uplink design? Have your providers advertise a default route to you if you're not going to do intelligent egress selection.

  2. In principle I agree with you ... unless your provider happens to be someone known for peering spats and unilateral de-peering actions.

    Some people think it's safer to get full feed from both providers just in case one of them is missing a prefix or two.