Transit over the MFS meet points as a product?
danny at genuity.net
Tue Aug 5 05:27:42 UTC 1997
> If this happens, will MFS attempt to police the meet point
> and force anyone who is currently providing "transit" to purchase
> and user this "product"?
I don't see how they'd differentiate the traffic..
> Will it change/worsen the performance of the heavier traffic
> sites by "stealing" customers from the larger traffic sources, and
> then dumping traffic upon those already overloaded circuits making
> the HoLB problem all the worse?
If this happens I'd suggest everyone at the NAPs deploy some type of MAC-layer
filtering. It's far to easy (and seemingly common) for providers to forget to
set "next-hop-self" on NAP routes .. so what I foresee is providers selling
transit via the exchanges ...and then never seeing the traffic bound to
*their* unsuspecting peers.
> Does anyone really care whether or not transit is sold over
> the MFS meet points, and if so, what are the operation concerns?
I personally don't think it's a good idea, there are enough traffic related problems without "additional" transit-only connections.
Perhaps this is MFS's ploy to sell MAC-layer filtering ;-)
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