Sprint / Cogent

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Fri Oct 31 18:03:38 UTC 2008

On Oct 31, 2008, at 1:44 PM, Majdi S. Abbas wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 01:20:23PM -0400, Randy Epstein wrote:
>> We hope Sprint and Cogent work out their differences, but in the  
>> mean time,
>> we unfortunately will remain partitioned from Cogent.
> 	Randy,
> 	This brings up something I've always wondered.  Why do we have
> public depeerings, rather than public deprefings?  You'd think both
> sides could at least agree to set localpref to 1, and not send each
> other anything that they don't absolutely have to until they resolve
> their issues.  Bypass them if at all possible, but don't partition
> the interwebs.
> 	Or am I dreaming of ponies again?


If Sprint is upset that Cogent is sending Sprint much more traffic  
than Sprint is sending Cogent, how does Sprint sending Cogent even  
less traffic (and making the ratio even worse) help Sprint?  Why would  
Cogent care?


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