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Re: Definition of Tier-1

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Fri Jun 08 14:12:34 2001

> If you have an ISP which is diversely connected to all other(?)
> tier-1 providers, and has a peering relationship such that the other
                             ^ settlement-free
> tier-1s only announce the ISP's routes to their customers, then it would seem
> the ISP is from a technical standpoint a tier-1 provider.

> IMO as an engineer and not a marketeer, who pays who should not have
> bearing on that definition, though I agree that the "doesn't pay"
> definition is the one I am familiar with.

as this is nanog, not nanmg, let's stick to the old definition.

randy




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