Variety, On The Media, don't understand the Internet

Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca
Wed May 15 01:14:56 UTC 2013


On 13-05-14 20:55, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

> Since when is peering not part of the Internet? 

Yes, one car argue that an device with an IP address routable from the
internet is part of the internet.

But when traffic from a cahe server flows directly into an ISP's
intranet to end users, it doesn't really make use of the "Internet" nor
does it cost the ISP transit capacity.

Compare this to a small ISP in a city where there are no cache servers.
Reaching netfix involves using paid transit to reach the nearest point
where Netflix has a cache server. So traffic truly travels on the internet.





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