BBN Peering issues

Michael Shields shields at
Sat Aug 15 21:49:06 UTC 1998

In article <Pine.BSF.3.96.980815012720.27167B-100000 at>,
"Forrest W. Christian" <forrestc at> wrote:
> After all, it's the BBN customers REQUESTING the data from exodus, not the
> other way around.

This argument goes around and around every time.  Unless you have a
customer relationship with Exodus or BBN there is no point in arguing
about what should happen with this particular case, and there is no
point at all in arguing about what is the morally correct thing for
the general case.  The only way to determine the value of connecting
network A to network B, in either sign or magnitude, is for A and B to
negotiate a price, which may even be zero.  And that's what's
happening here, albeit in a unusually painful and visible way.

If you have an opinion and are a customer of BBN or Exodus, tell them
your opinion.  Otherwise there is no need to care.
Shields, CrossLink.

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