Cogent - Google - HE Fun

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Mar 16 19:23:30 UTC 2016

> On Mar 16, 2016, at 11:43 , Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:
> On 16/Mar/16 17:41, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>> my guess is the same as Owen's ... 'your rfq don't mean squat'.
>> honestly it's not like people don't ask their cogent sales folk for
>> this sort of thing, it's just not cogent's (clearly, given how long
>> the HE/Cogent thing along has persisted) way of doing things.
>> Sometimes your belief system just isn't theirs.
> The first time I considered buying from Cogent was out of One Wilshire,
> back in 2010. I did a 1-month PoC with them.
> The global IPv6 BGP table was around 2,500 routes then. Cogent had only
> 100 or so, IIRC. I told them I would not sign with them due to this.
> Fast-forward to 2012, nothing much had changed when they tried to get me
> to buy from them again (out of London, this time), and I told them why.
> Then in 2014, they tracked me down again and confirmed they then had a
> full IPv6 BGP table. So I added them to my network (out of Amsterdam).

Please confirm that you in fact are receiving 174 * 6939 IPv6 paths from them?

Seems unlikely to me.


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