Worldly Thoughts - Regionalizing Peering
dsiegel at rtd.com
Fri May 24 03:11:15 UTC 1996
> >Since these are designed to be regional exchanges, one would presume that
> >transit is still available elsewhere.
> >Even at the large carrier level, I should think that the priority NAPs,
> >as well as the private interconnects, would contain complete information
> >on the other networks to back up any failure to route at a regional exchange.
> Er, um, well yes, but ideally if you get peering from all the big
> boys, you wouldn't need to purchase transit from someone.
Did I mention purchase anywhere? I don't think I did. It's not what I'm
talking about. What I'm talking about is a set of places in the country
where you have access to everything in your peers peoples network.
> I think the idea of only exchanging local routes at any given regional
> exchange is not a bad idea, but I don't see how it would really end up
> working properly in a fluctuating environment.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with it as long as normal engineering
considerations are taken into account.
These would include redundancy/fallover, among many other things.
Dave Siegel Sr. Network Engineer, RTD Systems & Networking
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