BBN Peering issues

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Thu Aug 13 15:18:14 UTC 1998

On Wed, 12 Aug 1998, John Butler wrote:

> This statement is deluded to say the least. BBN peers with most other
> major backbone providers, and they have one of the fastest, most
> reliable networks in the world. Say Ms. Hancock ends up buying transit
> from Digex or UUnet. Under most current hot-potato routing schemes, that
> carrier will drop the packet at the closest BBN peering point, and the and actually buy transit from anyone, or are
they each large enough that they just connect to the various NAPs and have
free peering with all the other major networks?  If they don't buy transit
from any other backbone, and lose peering with BBN, what path will packets
between BBN and either of the two above take?

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