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Re: different thinking on exchanging traffic
- From: Steve Sobol
- Date: Mon Jun 01 12:27:44 1998
On Sat, May 23, 1998 at 04:50:52PM -0700, Tom Perrine wrote:
> Currently there are at least 60 ISPs serving the San Diego county
> area. There are LOTS of packets from "home" to "office" that make a
> round-trip via MAE-West. Some people have decided that this is
> silly. Even if it is "cost-effective", it *squanders* bandwidth at
> MAE-West that could best be used for other traffic.
> I wonder how much bandwidth at the MAEs could be saved if more areas
> built local low-cost NAPs just for local traffice exchanges?
I think there's a lot of merit to this proposal. When I first signed on with
a local Internet provider, the owner explained to me that GEOGRAPHIC
proximity does not always equal INTERNET proximity. Back then (1991-92)
there was not a lot of infrastructure, so often that couldn't be helped. It's
quite different now, though.
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