a question about the economics of peering

Jon Mansey jon at interpacket.net
Fri Nov 30 20:27:56 UTC 2001

On Friday, November 30, 2001, at 12:00 PM, Arman wrote:

> Daniel Golding wrote:
> .....
>> Hmm. Congested public exchange points were a reality at some point in the
>> past. They are now a recurrent myth, thanks to the demise of FDDI EPs and
>> the rise of GigE EPs. There is little congestion, at this point. Of 
>> course,
>> this could be because most Internet traffic is exchanged over private
>> peering.
>> I think that most clued folks are largely uninterested in hop-count. 
>> Latency
>> is much more important.
> that depends on your primary application, latency is not important for
> streaming or downloads.

heh! tell someone on the end of duplex satellite that! Streaming no, 
downloads very much yes.


> ak

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