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Re: cogentco.com 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 (www.kidzonline.org),
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).
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->From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
->Of Steve Rude
->Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 4:13 PM
->To: Murphy, Brennan
->Subject: Re: cogentco.com technical analysis?
->I believe that this is a topic that has been brought up before.
->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,
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Andrew Barros <email@example.com>
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