Cogent and Level3 Peering Issues

Richard A Steenbergen ras at
Wed Dec 18 18:12:02 UTC 2002

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 08:44:55AM -0800, william at wrote:
> AOL (AS1668) stopped peering with cogent yesterday for reasons they did 
> not disclose publicly. Cogent sends same letter to all customers who 
> asked for what is going on and in the letter they say that two weeks 
> ago, peering to AOL was upgraded to OC48 from OC12 and now for some 
> reason AOL stopped peering and if somebody has questions they should call 
> AOL to complain .. (with phone# to their NOC provided in the letter 
> - not very nice thing to do it like this in my opinion).

If nothing else, Cogent could be using their idle 6461 transit, instead of 
grandstanding by overloading their Level 3 capacity so they can blame AOL.

Richard A Steenbergen <ras at>
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