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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.