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Re: US-Asia Peering
- From: Bill Woodcock
- Date: Thu Jan 09 20:53:18 2003
> The LINX consists of a handful
> of distributed and interconnected switches such that customers are able to
> choose which site they want for colo. Likewise for the AMS-IX and a handful
> of other dominant European exchanges.
Correct. Within the metro area. That is, as has been documented many
times over, a necessary condition for long-term stability.
> >It's one of the many, many ways in which exchange points commit suicide.
> I'd love to see a list of the ways IXes commit suicide. Can you rattle off
> a few?
1) Cross the trust threshhold in the wrong direction.
2) Cross the cost-of-transit threshhold in the wrong direction.
3) Increase shared costs until conditions 1 and/or 2 are met.
Those are sort of meta-cases which encompass most of the specific failure
modes. Of course, you can always declare yourself closed or obsolete, a
al MAE-East-FDDI, which I guess would be a fourth case, but rare.