# BBN Peering issues

Fri Aug 14 18:28:59 UTC 1998

```you keep missing the most obvious interpretation:

1.85% of exodus's output goes to bbn.
10-30% of bbn's input is from exodus.

this may still be a ridiculous figure, but maybe not, if exodus is hosting
30
of the top 100 web sites.

matt sommer
webkorner.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Ritter <dsr at bbn.com>
To: Robert Bowman <rob at elite.exodus.net>
Cc: fez at mindspring.net <fez at mindspring.net>; nanog at merit.edu
<nanog at merit.edu>
Date: Friday, August 14, 1998 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: BBN Peering issues

>At 12:10 PM 19980813 -0700, Robert Bowman wrote:
>>I am referring to output of Exodus traffic relative to input of BBN
traffic,
>>not vice versa.  Exodus consumes very little of BBN's output (Exodus
input).
>>Isn't that the "supposed" problem?  Our private exchange statistics show
it
>>very simply, if BBN disconnects, it will drop our traffic by 1.85%.  I
cannot
>>speak for certain about BBN's traffic input as an aggregate, that is why
>>I stated below that we are estimating.
>
>
>>> >off.  Let's face the facts, BBN is only 1.85% of my traffic.  By all
accounts,
>>> >we estimate to be in the area of 10-30% of their traffic.  Lots of
luck.  We
>>> >actually see a massively inverted benefit scale in this particular
situation.
>
>It seems intuitively reasonable to me that 1.85% of Exodus input comes from
BBN.
>No arguments there. I would like to know where the "By all accounts, we
estimate
>to be in the area of 10-30% of their traffic." sentence comes from. Are you
suggesting
>that 10-30% of BBN's total output goes to Exodus? Or that 10-30% of Exodus
output
>goes to BBN?
>
>The first scenario is ridiculous. The second scenario is possible, but I
would suspect
>it is closer to 10% than 30%.
>
>-dsr-
>
>...Still not speaking for the company...
>

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