/27 the new /24

Todd Underwood toddunder at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 17:19:40 UTC 2015


On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Christopher Morrow
<morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Todd Underwood <toddunder at gmail.com> wrote:
>> it's also not entirely obvious what the point of having local IXes
>> that serve these kinds of collections of people.
> this conversation is sort of like the ipv6 part earlier though... 'if
> people want to do this, cool! if they don't or can't for $REASONS also
> cool.'

oh, for sure.  anyone who wants to should, of course.

i'm just pointing out (in opposition to the drumbeat of "MOAR IXes
EVERYWHERE!!!" message) that IXes are often not that useful and people
should critically evaluate whether they need one and would benefit
from the cost.

so far, the "coolness", "psychological", "possible future industry"
benefits are all cited.  that's fine.  but there's often zero business
case for an IX outside of major fibre confluences.


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