Cogent (was the poetry thread)

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Mon Jan 12 19:51:49 UTC 2009

On Jan 12, 2009, at 2:47 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> 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.


Sorry for confusion.


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