Sprint / Cogent dispute over?

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Mon Nov 3 04:46:08 UTC 2008

On Nov 2, 2008, at 7:06 PM, Randy Epstein wrote:

>> https://www.sprint.net/cogent.php
> Yes, I've read it.  They need to fix their <TITLE>.
> So while Cogent was depeered by Sprint, we contacted the CEO of  
> Cogent on
> Friday to try and arrange at least a temporary peering arrangement  
> so that
> bits flowed between our networks while they battled this situation  
> out with
> Sprint.  Cogent's response?  Buy transit from them.
> I presume one of Sprint's dissatisfactions during the trial with  
> Cogent were
> ratios.  My network happens to have a very high ratio of eyeballs  
> (inbound
> traffic) vs outbound traffic.  One would believe that Cogent would  
> like to
> offload their outbound traffic to networks other than their Tier-1  
> peers, to
> at least give them an upper hand when negotiating peering  
> arrangements with
> these networks.
> It's funny how Cogent depeers networks whenever they want, but the  
> second
> another network depeers them, they cry foul.

Aren't you in one of the "1300 on-net locations" with Cogent?  Doesn't  
that give you a free FE?



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