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Re: Dave Farber comments on Re: Major Labels v. Backbones
- From: Marshall Eubanks
- Date: Mon Aug 19 12:57:51 2002
A question :
Doesn't Internap use BGP as part of its load balancing ? Don't they
sell / market this service ? Isn't each Internap node connected to > 4
SO, wouldn't canceling China Telecom BGP through AT&T CW and UUnet do
nothing except cause some BGP advertisement changes at Internap ?
Sean Donelan wrote:
On Fri, 16 Aug 2002, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
Ok here's a question, why are they sueing AT&T, CW, and UU? I see
Listen4ever behind 4134 (China Telecom), who I only see buying transit
through InterNAP. Wouldn't it be simpler for them to sue InterNAP? I guess
it would sure be nice precedent, if they could make some big tier 1
providers do their bidding to filter whoever they want whenever they want.
The problem with BGP is you only see the "best" path more than one hop
away. The network in question is reachable through transit providers other
than InterNAP, such as Concert.
The New York Times says the companies named in the suit are AT&T
Broadband (not AT&T's backbone?), Cable & Wireless, Sprint Corporation
and UUNet technologies.
"David Farber, a University of Pennsylvania computer scientist and an
early architect of the Internet, filed an affidavit in the case, saying
it would be relatively easy for the Internet companies to block the
Internet address of the Web site without disrupting other traffic.
"It's not a big hassle," Mr. Farber said. "There's no way to stop
everybody, but a substantial number of people will not be able to get
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