Cogent and Level3 Peering Issues

william at william at
Wed Dec 18 18:02:13 UTC 2002

I pointed that out on another list too but somebody else responded  that 
abovenet to aol connection is congested as it is and more then likely 
would not have been able to take all the extra traffic. I'm not a customer 
of MFN/abovenet so I really do not know but I did not like it how cogent 
deal with it all either - if somebody blames too much somebody else, more 
then likely they are at fault to considerable degree...

On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, 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.

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