Middle Eastern Exchange Points

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at telecomplete.co.uk
Wed Feb 8 19:03:25 UTC 2006

On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, william(at)elan.net wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Bill Woodcock wrote:
> > different definitions.  If you say transit is peering, just not by our
> > definitions, then you're into 1984 territory.
> So what exactly is definition of transit that does not make it peering?
> And when ISP A buys access from ISP B for purpose of getting to ISP C is that
> peering or transit?

cant believe you are even invoking this debate.. *cough troll*

its quite simple:

1. The act of passing over, across, or through; passage.

if another networks traffic enters your network, then you send it out to another 
network it has transitted you.

doesnt matter what money is involved, its about the act of 'transitting'

peering is just the act of exchanging traffic with another network, whether this
is a transit or peering relationship depends on what routes are exchanged and
whose customers are within those routes.. i think you can work the rest out


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