Cogent (was the poetry thread)

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Mon Jan 12 19:47:11 UTC 2009

On Jan 12, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
>> Mike,
>> Aside from the occasional peering wars i've never had or witnessed  
>> any
>> serious issues with Cogent. If you want some redundancy you might  
>> also
>> try some other similarly priced providers like WBS Connect, HE, or
>> BtN.
> (resend due to subject filter)
> Plus if you had direct connectivity to Cogent, their peering status  
> with
> others wouldn't affect you anymore. Personally, I've seriously
> considered this as a reason to get a connection from Cogent.

If you are not single-homed, you have no issues reaching Cogent even  
during a "peering war" - unless Cogent depeers / gets depeered from - 
both- (all) of your upstreams at the same time.  So what value is  
there to add Cogent?

If you are not single-homed, then reaching Cogent is not even close to  
your only problem.


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