Cogent and Level3 Peering Issues

Basil Kruglov basil at
Wed Dec 18 18:24:31 UTC 2002

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:12:02PM -0500, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
> 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.

is it really idle ?

Why wouldn't Cogent create a community string to provide its multihomed 
customers with prepend 16631 (or customer asn) to Level3 peering sessions
to control inbounds better?


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