Netflix To Cogent To World

Bob Evans bob at
Wed Jul 23 15:31:29 UTC 2014

Most likely Netflix writes policies to filter known cogent conflict
peers...Chances are they use cogent to reach the cogent customer base and
other peers.  I know from experience that peering directly with Netflix
works very well....they don't depend heavily on transit delivery if direct
peering is possible.

Thank You
Bob Evans

>> If I were Netflix, why would I buy all my transit from Cogent[1], given
>> Cogent's propensity for getting into peering fights with people
>> *already*,
>> even before *I* start sending them 1000:1 asymmetric outbound traffic?
> Perhaps Netflix expect this to be an ongoing problem with moree ISPs
> asking them to pay to deliver (following Bretts lead ;-), so with their
> previous transits experience why would they continue to buy from pussies?
>> So why would Cogent offer Netflix a helluva deal?
> Previous events have shown Cognet only use live rounds, so why would they
> not take the opportunity to get a bigger gun?
> Mutually assured domination. Perhaps one will buy the other sometime.
> brandon

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