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:
> 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
> 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
> 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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