AOL & Cogent

Omachonu Ogali nanog at
Mon Dec 30 13:14:45 UTC 2002

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 05:37:10AM -0600, Basil Kruglov wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 09:45:21PM -0500, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
> > > 2. I think I asked this before, why wouldn't Cogent prepend 
> > > customer prefixes to Level3 or set BGP4 community for multihomed sites,
> > > homed w/ Cogent + someone else. 
> > 
> > You got your answer to this before, what part wasn't clear? Cogent isn't 
> > congested in the inbound direction, only outbound to Level 3. The best 
> > they could do is lower their localpref for 3356, which I would surely hope 
> > they have done already.
> I understand very well that there is no problem on the inbound of Cogent
> from Level3.
> For my not-so-bright customers I simply want traceroutes to look good when
> they run one from Level3-homed site. Obviously a ~5-7 hops to us looks
> really disturbing, try to explain to one of them that there is no problem.
> Enough said.
> -Basil

Then make a press release for your not so bright customers, and explain
every single detail rather than asking a company to change their entire
routing policy because you're too lazy to educate your customers on how
traceroute shouldn't be used as a tool to gauge performance. And if you
can't explain it to them, then you should step back and look at who you
really have for customers. "Enough said."
Omachonu Ogali
Information Wave Technologies
missnglnk at

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