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Re: technical analysis?

  • From: Andrew Barros
  • Date: Wed Jun 13 00:37:46 2001

I'm not a cogent customer right now, but they were going to donate
some connectivity to a group i volunteer with (,
I think I have some technical materials at the office.

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 05:36:39PM -0700, Matt Levine wrote:
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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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Andrew Barros <>
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