Why don't ISPs peer with everyone?

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Mon Jun 6 17:39:41 CDT 2011


its not always about money.  sometimes its reputation.

/bill


On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 05:24:46PM -0500, Alex Ryu wrote:
> Nope.
> 
> 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.
> 
> Alex
> 
> 
> 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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