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RE: Cogent service

  • From: Mark Borchers
  • Date: Fri Sep 20 15:44:25 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> David Diaz
> Subject: Re: Cogent service

{portions deleted}
 
> The hop count question is interesting.  Is the consensus that it's 
> mostly a customer service issue, where latency isnt affected but 
> customer perception is?  Or is it a real latency issue as more 
> routers take a few CPU cycles to make a routing decision.
> 
> Dave

An occasionally-overlooked result of engineering your network 
so that any point in your core is one hop away from any other 
point is that you negate the second-to-last BGP path selection
criteria, which will take you down to the router-ID tiebreaker
from time to time.
 




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