Leaving public peering?

Lasher, Donn DLasher at newedgenetworks.com
Wed Dec 2 14:46:46 CST 2009


This year I've been seeing what appears to be an increasing trend among
service providers.. making the decision to leave public peering. I'm
sure others on this list as seeing that trend as well. I have a couple
of guesses, but I'm curious , and I wanted to get some other thoughts as
to the "why".

 

I don't have exact numbers, but off the top of my head, I'd guess
somewhere around two dozen of our peers have left various peering
exchanges. Quick couple I checked still appear to be operational as a
company, so I'm willing to remove "death" as a valid reason.

 

I realized that paid transit is down at almost obscene levels, but is
that enough of a reason to increase hop-count, latencies, etc?

 

Why disconnect from public mostly-free peering?

 

-donn

 




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