routing around Sprint's depeering damage

Colin Alston karnaugh at
Mon Nov 3 07:33:43 UTC 2008

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Matthew Moyle-Croft wrote:
> Dave Blaine wrote:
>> There are at least three ways to address this Sprint / Cogent partition
> I'd be fairly reluctant to allow the government to get involved in
> peering relationships too deeply. Australia has some very wierd
> consquences of our government doing so almost ten years on.   One of
> those is which is that the "Gang of Four" have effectively set a floor
> price on domestic transit that is much higher than it should be -
> meaning that much content is delivered to us from overseas because the
> cost of delivering in Australia to those networks is too high to do so
> economically.   Even a lot of Australian content is hosted overseas for
> this reason.

Snap, same problem in ZA. Except it's a gang of two.

You don't want your government involved, you want them to go away...

Unfortunately our government misinterpreted "go away" as "get more
involved, here lies money", so watch out for that too!
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