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Re: how is cold-potato done?

  • From: Ralph Doncaster
  • Date: Wed Jun 26 15:38:18 2002

> I guess the final question is -- why is anyone concerned about
> best-exit at all?  Doesn't shortest-exit still get the traffic
> there?  I'm willing to bet there are a lot of different answers
> to all these questions.

Some networks will supposedly relax their peering requirements if you do
best-exit.  Also, for some networks shortest-exit results in pipes with
large traffic flows in one direction and not the other, so using best-exit
may not require any increase in backbone capacity.

-Ralph






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