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RE: FYI: BBN/MCI Peering Change 3/31/97
- From: Jim Browning
- Date: Sat Mar 22 14:38:34 1997
>From: Dave Curado[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 1997 2:15 AM
>My intention, by the way, is not to simply pick nits over a posting.
>I have heard in the past that there is at least one major provider
>who sells transit through the naps. Regardless of whether that is
>an OK thing to do or not, I am sincerely interested in knowing if
>that is true.
There are two different flavors of this:
A. Providing transit over the NAP fabric (ATM or FDDI)
B. Providing transit via a private interconnect which happens to be at a
You should speak to each provider yourself, with an awareness that this
approach is avoided because of the fact that getting traffic both through
and _away from_ the exchanges is a serious concern of providers carrying a
lot of traffic. This problem is exacerbated if transit connections are
accepted at the exchange points.
There may a time when "Purchased Peering" becomes the chosen approach for
what you are seeking...
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