not rewriting next-hop, pointing default, ...s

Neil J. McRae neil at
Tue Sep 16 13:11:16 UTC 1997

On Fri, 12 Sep 1997 15:59:38 +0000 (GMT) 
 Nathan Stratton <nathan at> wrote:

> YES, just look at the data going over MAE-East and MAE-West a large
> amount of that traffic is for customer connectivity. I guess it will not
> mater most NSPs are setting up private peering, so the NAPs will soon just
> turn into a place to sell transit. I just think it did not need to turn
> out that way. Also of the current defaults at MAE-East most of them are
> not there with permission from the provider they are point to. I have had
> 2 peers at MAE-East point default to me in the last 3 months.

I've no hands on experience at MAE East or West, but I do have some experience
at some of the EU exchanges. One reason that the LINX works well IMO is that
nobody sells transit at the LINX. It is an exchange point that
really does _only_ exchange traffic between Internationally connected ISP's.

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