Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Tue Nov 4 15:52:00 UTC 2008
On Nov 4, 2008, at 9:49 AM, David Freedman wrote:
>> 2. The Internet cannot "route around" de-peering
>> I know everyone believes "the Internet routes around failures".
>> occasionally true, it does not hold in this case. To "route
>> around" the
>> "failure" would require transit. See item #1.
> The internet "routes around" technical failures, not political ones.
If two transit free networks have a technical failure which disables
all peering between them, the Internet cannot route around it.
Intention is not the gating factor here. Intention just -guarantees-
a problem exists, turning off BGP sessions and/or light is still the
base problem. :-)
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