Coop Peering Fabric??

Jim Mercer jim at
Tue Aug 12 02:21:00 CDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:15:49PM -0400, Deepak Jain wrote:
> A "coop", best-effort switch fabric colo'd at a few sites would allow 
> participants to peer off traffic at a price of the order of a single 
> cross-connect (~$500/month per 10G port is possible, maybe less), 
> private-VLANs all-around, or to only-mutually approved peers (e.g. via 
> an automated web interface, prior art) to avoid many of the /old/ 
> issues. No requirement for multi-lateral peering. You could peer, sell 
> transit, buy transit, multicast, etc.

This has been working for years at , and on a smaller
scale at

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