Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Mon Nov 3 13:54:30 UTC 2008

> Put another way, since _every_ network does this, if you do 
> not want to buy from 'such networks', you cannot buy transit.

Let's put it another 'nother way.
Would an end user get better connectivity by buying from a 
reseller of transit? In other words, buying transit from
a network which also buys transit. Presumably up near the
top of the chain (Tier 1 vicinity), that transit reseller
has a lot of peering in place with other folks in the same
neighborhood (Tier 1 vicinity). But as long as a network
is a transit reseller (i.e. they buy transit), then they
are less likely to suffer from partition events caused
by fractious peering negotiations.

--Michael Dillon

frac*tious (frakshus)
1. Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
2. Having a peevish nature; cranky.

Also likely to cause your network having connectivity
to only a fraction of the Internet.

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