PCH Peering Paper

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Wed Feb 17 22:47:28 UTC 2016

> On Feb 17, 2016, at 5:04 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> The premise above therefore devolves to: Since most of the traffic is to those networks, then most of the bits flow over contracted peerings.
>> Perhaps “most” can be argued, but obviously a significant portion of all peering bits flow over contracted sessions. Hopefully we can all agree on that.
> There’s greater complexity here, however…
> Many of the bits that flow flow over several networks between their source and destination. Likely the vast majority of bits traverse at least 3 autonomous systems in the process.
> So when you want to count traffic that went over a non-contract peering session vs. traffic that went over a contract peering session, how do you count traffic that traverses some of each?

Lower in my post:

On Feb 16, 2016, at 10:31 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:
> I guess you could say the bits sent over transit will eventually hit a contracted peering session, since the people in the core contract their sessions. But does that matter to the small guys?


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