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RE: Exodus/C&W Depeering
- From: Sean M. Doran
- Date: Tue Mar 26 16:59:56 2002
Three men are portrayed sipping a ladle filled from a vat of vinegar.
One makes a sour face, because the de-peering policy flies in the face
of what is proper and conventional -- abandoning the ancient ritual
of zero-fee peering for small networks runs contrary to Confucianism.
Another makes a bitter face, because the de-peering reminds him that
the world is full of desires and disappointments and that there is
an unending wheel of pain for small ISPs, that interferes with their
transcendence into a state of sustainable profitability. This change
in Exodus's peering policy runs contrary to Buddhism.
The third is happy, jovial and smiling. Does he work for C&W?
Does he work for C&W's competitors? Does he work for a government
regulatory body? Is he a lawyer? Or perhaps he just accepts
that changes in policies are the way of the world, and that fighting
against them is futile -- it is better to uncloud one's mind and
realize for that those working in harmony with the circumstances of
peering politics, what people perceive as negative may in fact
be positive. Sourness and bitterness come from the interfering
and unappreciateve mind. This peering policy, change to a Taoist, is
sweet, especially if one is a "Taoist" pundit, prognosticator,
contract litigation lawyer or telecommunications regulator!