Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts
niels=nanog at bakker.net
Tue Nov 4 11:30:08 CST 2008
* tomb at byrneit.net (Tomas L. Byrnes) [Tue 04 Nov 2008, 17:51 CET]:
>The concept of "Transit Free" is a political failure, not a technical
Yeah, networks should be free! And Cogent, if they don't get access to
Sprint directly, should just set a default route over some public IX
where Sprint is also present at to reach their network!! And then hack
their routers to do likewise.
>The protocols are designed, and the original concept behind the Internet
>is, to propagate all reachability via all paths. IE to use Transit if
Yeah, the original concept of the internet. Like classful IP routing.
>Not doing so is a policy decision that breaks the redundancy in the
Because the original design totally had in mind established players
locking out cheaper newcomers and explicitly specified a maximum band
where prices for transit had to exist inside of.
Please stop it. We've had enough.
"We humans get marks for consistency. We always opt for
civilization after exhausting the alternatives."
-- Carl Guderian
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