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Re: remember the "diameter of the internet"?

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Tue Jun 18 14:56:54 2002

On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 06:39:45PM +0000, E.B. Dreger 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...

BGP twiddling cannot fix a broke-ass network design.

-- 
Richard A Steenbergen <ras@e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
PGP Key ID: 0x138EA177  (67 29 D7 BC E8 18 3E DA  B2 46 B3 D8 14 36 FE B6)




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