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Re: AOL & Cogent

  • From: Omachonu Ogali
  • Date: Mon Dec 30 08:14:42 2002

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 05:37:10AM -0600, Basil Kruglov wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 09:45:21PM -0500, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
> > > 2. I think I asked this before, why wouldn't Cogent prepend 
> > > customer prefixes to Level3 or set BGP4 community for multihomed sites,
> > > homed w/ Cogent + someone else. 
> > 
> > You got your answer to this before, what part wasn't clear? Cogent isn't 
> > congested in the inbound direction, only outbound to Level 3. The best 
> > they could do is lower their localpref for 3356, which I would surely hope 
> > they have done already.
> 
> I understand very well that there is no problem on the inbound of Cogent
> from Level3.
> 
> For my not-so-bright customers I simply want traceroutes to look good when
> they run one from Level3-homed site. Obviously a ~5-7 hops to us looks
> really disturbing, try to explain to one of them that there is no problem.
> 
> Enough said.
> -Basil

Then make a press release for your not so bright customers, and explain
every single detail rather than asking a company to change their entire
routing policy because you're too lazy to educate your customers on how
traceroute shouldn't be used as a tool to gauge performance. And if you
can't explain it to them, then you should step back and look at who you
really have for customers. "Enough said."
-- 
Omachonu Ogali
Information Wave Technologies
missnglnk@informationwave.net
http://www.informationwave.net




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