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Re: Cogent and Level3 Peering Issues

  • From: alex
  • Date: Wed Dec 18 14:34:14 2002

> > On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 08:44:55AM -0800, william@elan.net wrote:
> > > 
> > > AOL (AS1668) stopped peering with cogent yesterday for reasons they did 
> > > not disclose publicly. Cogent sends same letter to all customers who 
> > > asked for what is going on and in the letter they say that two weeks 
> > > ago, peering to AOL was upgraded to OC48 from OC12 and now for some 
> > > reason AOL stopped peering and if somebody has questions they should call 
> > > AOL to complain .. (with phone# to their NOC provided in the letter 
> > > - not very nice thing to do it like this in my opinion).
> > 
> > If nothing else, Cogent could be using their idle 6461 transit, instead of 
> > grandstanding by overloading their Level 3 capacity so they can blame AOL.
> 
> is it really idle ?
> 
> Why wouldn't Cogent create a community string to provide its multihomed 
> customers with prepend 16631 (or customer asn) to Level3 peering sessions
> to control inbounds better?

Because they do not do custom anything.


Alex





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