Peering Policies and Route Servers

Ali Marashi amarashi at
Mon Apr 29 16:57:56 UTC 1996

I had a few questions to direct to the group at large that I believe are 
of a "network operational" nature.

(1) I have heard that Sprint and MCI currently require an organization to
peer with them at a minimum of three exchange points, where one must be on
a different coast.  I have been unable to confirm this directly from the
sources yet.  Would anyone care to share what knowledge they have on the
subject?  Are any other large providers (e.g., ANS) adhering to similar
policies?  As Internet traffic increases across the large backbones, could
this be a trend that continues with other providers?

(2) Could anyone share opinions/facts regarding why organizations may or 
may not exchange routes via the Route Servers rather than direct peering 
relationships at the NAPs?

Thank you for any information/enlightenment.

| Ali Marashi                            |
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