Peering - Benefits?

Adam Armstrong lists at memetic.org
Thu Oct 30 08:21:18 CDT 2008


Sure, but we're talking about settlement-free peering. He's only 
expecting to be able to reach his peer's subnets and perhaps those of 
his peer's customers. If he peers with ASx in two locations, he does 
have redundant connections to ASx's tiny corner of the internet.

adam.

> But if that AS is a stub, you still can't use their up stream providers
> to get data out to the rest of the world. It still wouldn't even
> function as an "alternative path" it would only function for the subnets
> which that AS owns.
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> Paul Stewart wrote:
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>> Thanks - I believe the wording meant was "alternative path" versus
>> connection... in other words if an AS has issues with one or more
>> upstream providers for whatever reason, you have good chances the
>> peering connection will remain in better shape (not always granted, but
>> good odds)....
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>> Paul
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steven King [mailto:sking at kingrst.com] 
>> Sent: October 29, 2008 6:22 PM
>> To: Paul Stewart
>> Cc: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu; nanog at nanog.org
>> Subject: Re: Peering - Benefits?
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>> It would only be a redundant connection if the AS your peering with is a
>> transit AS. The AS that I work with is a stub AS and can not function as
>> a fully redundant link.
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>> Just something to watch out for.
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>> Paul Stewart wrote:
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>>> Thanks!  That's a really good one and surprised myself I missed it..;)
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>>> _____________________________________________
>>> From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu] 
>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:28 PM
>>> To: Paul Stewart
>>> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
>>> Subject: Re: Peering - Benefits?
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>>> On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:17:45 EDT, Paul Stewart said:
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>>>> I can think of some but looking to develop a concrete list of
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>>>> reasons etc. such as:
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>>>> -control over routing between networks
>>>> -security aspect (being able to filter/verify routes to some degree)
>>>> -latency/performance
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>>> I'm surprised you didn't include "chance to pick up a redundant
>>> connection".
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