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Re: US-Asia Peering Research Request

  • From: Bill Woodcock
  • Date: Fri Jan 10 12:38:20 2003

      On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Kurt Erik Lindqvist wrote:
    > Just out of curiosity on this topic. Is there anyone who ever managed
    > to get a distributed peering point to work?  If I remember history
    > somewhat correct, the first attempt was D-GIX back in 1993(?). That
    > failed (if Peter or someone else who was at KTHNOC back then is reading
    > maybe you can give the facts), and I think I know of 3-4 other attempts
    > that failed.

There's a threshold, defined by a step-function in the price-per-distance
of layer-1 services.  If you follow that step-function like a line on a
topo map until it reconnects with itself, it forms a convex space.
Interconnection of switch fabrics within that space is necessary to their
success and long-term survival, whereas interconnection of switch fabrics
across the border of that space is detrimental to their success and
ultimately to their survival.

                                -Bill






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