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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.

                                -Bill






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