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RE: C&W Peering Problem?

  • From: Jason Lewis
  • Date: Fri Jun 01 16:10:40 2001

Does anyone know who was dropped?  I have been having strange connectivity
problems between my network on the C&W network and my datacenter which is on
GlobalCenter's net.  No one can tell me what is going on, but maybe this has
something to do with it.

Jason Lewis
It's not secure "Because they told me it was secure". The people at the
other end of the link know less about security than you do. And that's

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of
Simon Lockhart
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 3:03 PM
To: David Diaz
Cc: Charles Scott;
Subject: Re: C&W Peering Problem?

>I was wondering when this issue was going to be brought up.  C&W
>dropped peering with several backbones.  I will bet the problems
>started about a week ago.

Probably because they didn't meet the new C&W peering requirements.

They sent me a link to their peering requirements the other week when I
asked. Basically, to peer you have to have an OC48 backbone with
redundantly connected nodes in 9 regions of the USA (according to their
definition of regions), peering at 4 diverse locations, with a minimum of
45Mbit/s of traffic at each location.

Interestingly, C&W's network map doesn't show PoP's in all of their 9

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