Why don't ISPs peer with everyone?

Alex Ryu r.hyunseog at ieee.org
Mon Jun 6 22:24:46 UTC 2011


It is because who pay the money, and somebody wants to earn the money
because they have more control.
So it is because of "money".

Welcome to the world of capitalism.


On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 5:19 PM,  <rucasbrown at hushmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I wouldn't consider myself a network engineer, nor do I have any
> formal training, but why don't ISPs peer with every other ISP? It
> would only save EVERYONE money if they did this, no? Only issue I
> see is with possibly hijacked / malicious AS owners, but that's not
> very common to do without being caught.
> All the whole "don't peer with this guy" only makes your customers
> have worse latencies and paths to other people, making the Internet
> less healthy.
> Thanks,
> Rucas
> PS: sorry if I sent this twice; client lagged a bit.

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