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

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Tue Mar 29 16:51:15 2005

On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 03:57:51PM -0500, Dorian Kim wrote:
> 
> If they exchanged full routes, wouldn't that be mutual transit, not peering?

Settlement free transit? Sounds like the wave of the future to me. Oh wait 
it's only March 29th, we're still 3 days away. :)

Alas, as anyone who has ever watched Internap when they go flappy flappy 
can attest, BGP does not handle an excessive number of transit paths very 
well. I'd really hate to picture the size of the boom that would happen if 
people WERE to exchange transit paths with each other on anything other 
than a rare and isolated basis.

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Richard A Steenbergen <ras@e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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