a question about the economics of peering

Hitesh Patel Hitesh at nildram.net
Sat Dec 1 16:47:27 UTC 2001

This is what exactly I said. Please see my comments.


Hitesh Patel

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephane Bortzmeyer [mailto:bortzmeyer at gitoyen.net]
Sent: 01 December 2001 13:18
To: Alex Rubenstein
Cc: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: a question about the economics of peering

On Friday 30 November 2001, at 11 h 52,
Alex Rubenstein <alex at nac.net> wrote:

> While speaking with them today, thier engineer and I got into a little bit
> of a disagreement as to why people peer with each other at public exchange
> points.

There is also an important reason to be connected at several exchange
points: reliability. If you just have one transit provider, you're more
vulnerable than with one transit provider plus a variety of peerings, which
will still carry at least part of the traffic if the main provider fails.

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