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Re: remember the "diameter of the internet"?

  • From: brett watson
  • Date: Tue Jun 18 14:46:40 2002


--On Tuesday, June 18, 2002 6:39 PM +0000 "E.B. Dreger" <eddy+public+spam@noc.everquick.net> wrote:

That's what happened here.  Rather than transitting the traffic
via a "last resort" across town/state, the higher local-pref of a
"local" peer won.

Geography requirements for peers aren't inherently bad.  There's
a point where things get extreme, but it would be nice to see
nationals peer in the south as well.  If one has peering
requirements, at least set them to reach a positive goal...
man, i threw the can-o-worms out for fun, i didn't expect anyone to actually *open* it.

this all has nothing whatsoever to do with bgp. it has everything to do with politics and revenue. the bgp decision tree is being manipulated by human nature.

now drop the can before someone yells at me for throwing it in the first place.




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