Why don't ISPs peer with everyone?

Jérôme Nicolle jerome at ceriz.fr
Tue Jun 7 23:39:16 UTC 2011

2011/6/8 Jack Bates <jbates at brightok.net>:

> That's what it really boils down to. How much money can be saved versus
> performance. If I'm doing a lot of throughput to a specific network, it
> makes sense that I might want to connect to them, especially if that
> connection either 1) saves me money or 2) gives me superior QOS/load
> balancing without a cost increase.
> Anything less than 200mbit of traffic isn't even worth me considering these
> days, and as I grow, I'm sure that number will increase. Content providers
> generally won't peer unless you meet certain traffic requirements for the
> same reason.

That's certainly a valid approach for direct (private) peering, it's
not applicable to IXPs offering route servers.

Jérôme Nicolle

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