transit across the ixs
pete at kruckenberg.com
Mon Feb 15 01:56:03 UTC 1999
On Sun, 14 Feb 1999, Randy Bush wrote:
> you might be amused to write a bit of code to see if
> your ix peers are giving you next-hops of other
> provider(s). it is clear that a number of providers are
> selling transit across the ixs. not at all cool.
> we can't decide whether to force next hop on their
> routes, or keep watching and de-peer them if they do not
> cease and desist. what do others do in this
I'm aware of at least one fairly major backbone who does
this (at least they used to).
What's the issue with this anyways? I mean, at least
superficially it's basically the same traffic. I can see
that there would be some issues with how the traffic
transitions the ixs, which may or may not be a problem.
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