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Re: T1 vs. T2 [WAS: Apology: [Tier-2 reachability and multihoming]]

  • From: Patrick W Gilmore
  • Date: Mon Mar 28 21:19:39 2005

On Mar 28, 2005, at 8:29 PM, bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com wrote:

and if you peer with all networks in the 'transit free zone' then you too become
transit free also.
	er.. hate to rain on your parade but if I peer with everyone
	i need/want to exchange traffic with, i am transit-free, even
	if I -NEVER- touch any other part of the commercial Internet...
	my packets get to where they need to go and all packets I want
	get to me.  my life is good ... even if I only appear as vestigal
	to the commercial Internet, if I appear at all.
Absolutely correct.


	how would you classify such a network?  T1, T2, ODDBALL-0,
	non-Internet-265, ???
I doubt it is a tier. I am certain it is not an "Internet" network if it does not have connectivity to substantially all other Internet networks.

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TTFN,
patrick





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