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RE: technical analysis?

  • From: Matt Levine
  • Date: Tue Jun 12 20:40:10 2001

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Well, the network really wasn't lit at the time of the last
Is anyone on-list a cogent customer?  Has anyone done or heard about
any peering with cogent?  If so what type of pipe? 

Could they do a lot of damage if some customers start to really push
traffic? (ie: 30 "big" customers pushing 500 megs each and throwing
an extra 15gigs/sec onto mae-east).


- -----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Steve Rude
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 4:13 PM
To: Murphy, Brennan
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: technical analysis?

I believe that this is a topic that has been brought up before.

- ----
Steve Rude

On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Murphy, Brennan wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Cogent Inc. They
> are  one of the companies offering high speed internet (fast
> ethernet/GigE)  at rock bottom prices. :-)
> I know the adage "you get what you pay for" typically applies but I
>  was looking for some concrete end user experiences.  I'm not
> trying to  break the charter of this mailing list by devoting a
> discussion to  various emotion based opinions about a particular
> vendor.  I am 
> actually seeking technical opinions on whether what is being 
> advertised is actually being delivered with reliability. More
> specific  questions: do Cogent's peering arrangements seem adequate
> to the 
> amount of bandwidth they are offering? Or are these major
> bottlenecks  to an otherwise good network? Are any of Cogent's
> competitors worth  taking a look at? Any non-obvious reason why?
> Does anyone have any  statistics to provide that paints a picture
> about what you get from  their products? I guess if enough people
> complained that this was too  off topic, I could still request
> direct replies and I could put a  summary together for any
> interested parties. But I reread the charter  before putting this
> together and it seems fair game.  When is 
> Worldcom, et al going to start offering these products?  ( maybe
> when  companies like cogent start succeeding?) Thanks,
> -BM

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