Cable & Wireless "de-peering"?!?

John Payne john at
Sun May 6 03:21:03 UTC 2001

On Sat, May 05, 2001 at 07:31:25PM -0700, David Schwartz wrote:
> > > Who gets hurt more if a hole is created due to de-peering?
> >
> > you do.  c&w loses .00001 of the net.  you lose .02.  next question.
> >
> > randy
> 	Not so fast. While each of his customers is more inconvenienced than each
> c&w customer, c&w has more customers. The net inconvenience (total number of
> people inconvenienced multiplied by the average inconvenience to each) might
> be nearly the same on both sides. As an added bonus, he has someone else to
> blame.

That depends.  Somebody that small (0.0001) is not going to be transit
free... so there isn't really a hole created.  Sure, the smaller guy is 
going to be paying more on transit rather than peering, but C&W customers
probably won't notice a thing, other than some relief on the congested
pipes to the public peering points.

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