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Re: Network for Sale

  • From: Jay
  • Date: Tue Feb 20 02:44:59 2001

On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, John Fraizer wrote:

> The last time I checked, BGP4 didn't do _ANTHING_ static.  Perhaps the
> kind folks at OPNIX would like to tell us something we don't know about
> BGP.  After all, they did manage to create a new tier.


"Static" certainly isn't the right word -- I'll agree with that. The
marketing department apparently liked it. :) Again, just as with all the
"Tier-n" garbage, that language will be changed in the new version of the
web site.

However, the point is simply that BGP4 makes routing decisions based on AS
hops. Yet, AS hops really don't mean anything when it comes to
performance. The stuff that matters is things like latency, packet loss,
etc... Granted, more AS hops MIGHT have more latency/packet loss, but
that's not always the case. :)



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> John "Kill the marketing people" Fraizer
> EnterZone, Inc
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~Jay

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