routing around Sprint's depeering damage

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Sun Nov 2 08:28:51 UTC 2008

Dave Blaine wrote:
> There are at least three ways to address this Sprint / Cogent partition:
> 1. Send Vint Cerf back up to Capitol Hill with a doomsday
> scenario of what would happen to the economy if anyone else
> gets as stupid as Sprint has been, begging for laws that any
> tier-1 or tier-2 who wants to de-peer needs to provide all their
> customers and peers with 90 day notice or face stiff fines.
> Send John Schnizlein along with him to get the House
> Communications Director an Akamai hosting account.
> Repeat the "eyeballs-or-data, which is more valuable" mantra
> whether or not there are still forty Republicans in the Senate.
> 2. Pick up some more fiber, dust off the router manuals, and
> allow and recommend that tier-1s transit any third party
> tier-1-to-tier-1 traffic.
> 3. Both.
> Which is the best way?

4. Multihome.


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