Buying IP Bandwidth Across a Peering Exchange
mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Wed Nov 26 12:41:04 UTC 2014
On Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:03:16 PM Bob Evans wrote:
> I agree with Bill...going it on the cheap is risky. DOn't
> consider it for primary. It may be good for backup. I
> have sold small amounts of transit to non-ISP companies
> on exchanges (100-200 meg). It's a good extra backup for
> ISPs, if you setup your local pref, MED and then prepend
> your AS an extra time or two to the prefixes you
> transmit. Then if you ever need to use it, it's sitting
> there waiting to send and receive traffic. I let ISPs
> customers do that with us for real low cost backup fees.
We don't support that, for example, for reasons stated by
Even if we did, we typically don't offer customer services
on peering routers. So physically, it would be a nightmare
trying to terminate an IP Transit service from a peering
member when the only path between us and them is a peering
router. Yes, tunneling works, but tunnels <insert your
choice of colourful text here>.
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