Why do some companies get depeered and some don't?
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Sat Nov 1 15:47:11 UTC 2008
On Oct 31, 2008, at 1:32 AM, Nelson Lai wrote:
> Why do some companies like Cogent get depeered relatively often and
> companies like Teleglobe don't even get talked about and operate in
> silence free from depeering?
That's funny. One of the first networks to de-peer Cogent was
Teleglobe. They re-peered after a bit.
The next obvious question is: When Sprint, Telia & L3 de-peering
Cogent, it causes a lot of news in the press & noise on NANOG, so why
didn't you know Teleglobe depeered Cogent? Is this because Teleglobe
runs a better network than Sprint? Well, that's hard to say, but
please note that when Teleglobe depeered Cogent, they were
disconnected just as Sprint & Cogent are disconnected now. Doesn't
matter how 'good' a network you run, if packets won't go there, you
can't get there.
I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out the rest.
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