Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Nov 4 11:34:05 CST 2008


On Tue, 04 Nov 2008 11:09:31 EST, "Patrick W. Gilmore" said:
> If Sprint & UUNET have a technical failure causing all peering to go  
> down, Level 3 will not magically transport packets between the two,  
> despite the fact L3 has "reliable high-bandwidth connectivity to both  
> of those providers".  How would you propose L3 bill UU & Sprint for  
> it?  On second thought, don't answer that, I don't think it would be a  
> useful discussion.

You have to admit that it's probably a very tempting concept for some L3
beancounter, unless the resulting UU<-L3->Sprint firehose is too big for
L3's core to drink from...
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