Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts
LarrySheldon at cox.net
Tue Nov 4 12:45:20 CST 2008
Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>> From a technical standpoint, the Internet is always suffering from
>> political failures. This leaves it vulnerable to small technical
>> failures it
>> could otherwise route around.
> See above. I do not think it is a "political failure" that I do not
> give you free transit.
We3 have, I think, a reality failure.
The terminology comes from ARP and UUCP days.
The reality comes from today, where traffic flows, as a maximum, between
nodes that think there is something it for them to allow it to flow.
If a packet has evidence of "fare paid" flows.
End of story.
The difference between "peer" and "transit is the coin used to pay the
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