Do Not Complicate Routing Security with Voodoo Economics

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at
Mon Sep 5 17:32:57 UTC 2011

On Sep 5, 2011, at 11:51 PM, Nick Feamster wrote:

>  If the most "valuable" destinations

'Most valuable', 'least expensive', 'least congested', 'most reliable', 'most responsive', 'least contractually onerous', 'most generous ratio', 'most  lucrative', et. al. - all these criteria and more come into play in the context of traffic engineering, and they're all relative to who you are and where you are and where you want your traffic/their traffic/someone else's traffic to go.  

And all the above vary depending upon your business type, business model, geographical reach, topological diversity, etc.  So, as you imply, one set of economic parameters and weights for one SP will be completely different for the economic parameters and weights for another SP.  It's possible to roughly generalize based upon SP type, but there are many, many variables which will affect routing selection complexity.

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