Honest Cogent opinions without rhetoric.
petelists at templin.org
Fri Mar 10 14:37:12 UTC 2006
Drew Weaver wrote:
> We have heard a lot of negatives about them, about their pricing
> model, about their network, about de-peering with Level 3, etc. What we
> really need is actual information.
Here's a good one about Cogent. 100BaseTX connection from us to a
Cogent Cat3550 ("A"). "A" connects to Houston core router "B".
"Normal" Cogent BGP setup: A announces a /32 on B, B announces full
table, we announce our prefixes to A and nothing to B. A and B are
(supposedly) directly connected. Our BGP session with B flapped
numerous times this morning.
Cogent NOCperson said that a flaky router in San Jose had problems, and
had to be rebooted. As a result, "you couldn't reach your B peer".
Yeah, that makes sense. Oh, and problems in Miami plus the problems in
San Jose were causing problems in Boston and New York. Sure.
YMMV, but not a confidence-inspiring answer IMO.
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