Cogent (was the poetry thread)

Martin List-Petersen martin at
Mon Jan 12 19:53:00 UTC 2009

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?

The value is, that Cogent pretty much is the cheapest transit you can
get out there vs. paying a premium for carriers that have less clue and
more outages.

And if you do that in a multi-homed scenario you shouldn't have issues,
having Cogent or not having it, correct.

Kind regards,
Martin List-Petersen
Airwire - Ag Nascadh Pobal an Iarthar
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