best practice for advertising peering fabric routes

Martin Pels martin.pels at
Sat Jan 18 19:23:52 UTC 2014

Hello Leo,

On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:18:13 -0600
Leo Bicknell <bicknell at> wrote:

> This whole problem smacks to me of exchange points that are "too big to fail".  Since some of these exchanges are so big, everyone else must bend to their needs.  I think the world would be a better place if some of these were broken up into smaller exchanges and they imposed less restrictions on their participants.

You forgot to add "and would break down on a weekly basis".

The restrictions that IXPs impose on their customers have nothing to do with
the size of their peering LAN, but everything with offering a reliable service
to these same customers.

Kind regards,
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