Route table growth and hardware limits...talk to the filter
nanog-post at rsuc.gweep.net
Sat Sep 22 16:26:15 UTC 2007
On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 09:23:11AM -0400, Jon Lewis wrote:
> Has everyone forgotten the "Tier 1 depeerings" of several years ago? i.e.
> If you were pointing default at C&W, PSINet, Cogent, or Level3 when they
> each had or caused depeering issues, parts of the internet ceased to be
> reachable. In such cases, having full routes from multiple providers was
> the only way to be automatically protected from such games.
The triumph of marketing in the so-called tier-1s is just sad.
The continued success of them reflects the lack of... oh wait,
didn't 3561 change hands a lot? And didn't supposedly inferior
edge networks pick up 701, 7018, 174 ....
Perhaps having marketing dictate a fragile network strategy
isn't in the best business interest after all.
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