Peering Exchange Configurations

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Apr 8 13:08:30 CDT 2010


> 
>     3a) If no: Do participants typically preference exchange-learned  
> routes over other sources?
> 
> Yes.  As far as I know all our members set routes learned through the
> exchange fabric higher than anything else.  That's kind of the point as
> exchange traffic is free so you always want to use it first.
> 
Actually, the order of preference is usually:

1.	Private Interconnects (direct private peering)
2.	Non-metered paid peering/transit
3.	Exchange Points
4.	Metered paid peering/transit

Owen




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