Peering - Benefits?

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at
Thu Oct 30 08:14:01 UTC 2008

Joe Provo wrote:
> A couple to add:
> - failure scoping: issues on a remote network can be better isolated 
>   from the rest of your traffic (or completely if it is the peer).
Related to this is ability to contact the right people more quickly.   
If you've got a problem with/on someone's network then typically you can 
call their NOC directly.  Compared with having to bounce through your 
transit providers helpdesk, who then escalate to their NOC, to the other 
NOC etc.   This right is usually enshrined in most people's peering 
policy requirements.

It's a powerful thing and not to be underestimated.


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