Gordon Cook cook at Mcs.Net
Wed Sep 7 14:55:09 UTC 1994

Would you clarify this please Steve.  I thought peering had a $ price tag 
attached to it.  But NSF surely can't say that MCI must peer with COOKnet 
because MCI might say they want $2000 a month to do so and I might say I 
can nott afford such an "outrageous" price.  Are you saying that MCI or 
XYZ must peer with everyone where peer is defined as accepting traffic 
for R&E destinations at no cost?

To say that peering MUST take place and then leaving the cost of such 
peering to be negotiated seems of dubious workability.Gordon Cook, Editor 
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On Wed, 7 Sep 1994, Stephen Wolff wrote:

> > So long as ALL NSPs agree to peer at MAE-East then things should be OK, as no
> > transit is needed because all the regionals are connected by their individual
> > service provider. However there is no REQUIREMENT to peer. I am looking for
> > NSF to make this a requirement (at least for a year or so) to ensure continued
> > ubiquitous connectivity.
> It **IS** a requirement of NSF - if you connect to any NAP, but not if 
> you connect to MAE-East, the CIX, the GIX, the SWAB or the Dundalk 
> Consolidated International Three Hundred Baud Interconnect (local reference).
> The NSF-sponsored NAPs are the only places where we have the right to 
> shape policy.
> -s

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