BGP Peers as basis of available routes

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Wed Oct 19 13:20:42 CDT 2011


On 10/19/2011 12:48 PM, Jared Mauch wrote:
>
> On Oct 19, 2011, at 3:00 AM, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
>
>> Dont mix up peering and transit connections!
>
> I've nearly given up on this.  I've heard many a small provider say they are "Peering" with level3 when they mean "we are buying transit from Level3".
>
> Many people equate having BGP up with them to mean something else.

And yet I might pay for transit from Sprint, but decide to limit routes 
to just between us (which is peering, but technically I'm paying for 
transit).

Terminology has always been a blast.


Jack



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