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Re: remember the "diameter of the internet"?

  • From: E.B. Dreger
  • Date: Tue Jun 18 15:02:30 2002

SJW> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 19:38:40 +0100 (BST)
SJW> From: Stephen J. Wilcox

SJW> in the below example its unclear what causes the path to be
SJW> the way it is but it doesnt look optimum in terms of ip hops
SJW> altho it presumably is only 2 or 3 AS hops

I dub it... eOLPF.

SJW> i'm saying that AS hops give no indication of the network
SJW> size and there is some manual intervention to improve BGPs
SJW> short sight

BGP might be "good enough" if there were enough peering points.
But peering is a business decision, and perhaps vulnerable to an
"inverse tragedy of the commons" approach.  How little can you
get away with before customers leave?  Why peer when you
hopefully can force a sale here or there?

Wars of attrition can be interesting.

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