Cogent and Level3 Peering Issues

alex at alex at
Wed Dec 18 22:10:54 UTC 2002

> > > > Me thinks Cogent doesn't have a problem with congestion on the inbound 
> > > > direction. Fix your reverse path.
> > > 
> > > Customers of Cogent should be/are more concerned about congestion on the
> > > inbounds at Level3 <-> Cogent; outbound is way too easy to control.
> > 
> > Cogent has a pile of available inbound - websites tend to send traffic out,
> > not take traffic in.
> Somewhat true. Yet still if the inbound from one of the major players is
> really saturated wouldn't that hurt Cogent customers.

When you have symmetric links [same up/down] (which basically all links are)
the probability of the inbound link from others being saturated for a
company that provides mostly transit to webhosters is nill to nothing.


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