BBN Peering issues

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Thu Aug 13 18:48:54 UTC 1998

On Thu, 13 Aug 1998, Robert Bowman wrote:

> We do not have transit.  Whomever showed the traceroute via Sprint must
> be using a Sprint connected host, so they need to check their facts.
> It's real easy, if BBN takes the PXs down, there will be disconnectivity.
> To the best of my knowledge, CRL also has a similar condition.

Sounds like a high stakes game of Internet Peering Chicken.  Who gets
damaged the most when BBN customers complain they cannot access Exodus and
Abovenet customers, and Exodus and Abovenet customers complain they cannot
be accessed by BBN customers?  If I were a BBN customer, I'd be pissed.
If I were hosted by Abovenet, I wouldn't be too happy either.

Perhaps BBN management just passed a course in Tearing up the Internet
for fun and profit.

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