BGP peering question

Martin Hannigan hannigan at
Thu Jul 13 17:41:17 CST 2017

On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 4:12 PM, craig washington <
craigwashington01 at> wrote:

> Hello,
> Newbie question, what criteria do you look for when you decide that you
> want to peer with someone or if you will accept peering with someone from
> an ISP point of view.

You didn't say what kind of 'peering'. That could mean over an IXP or to be
directly connected. You do not need to be a member of an IX to peer.

There are at least three types of criteria to evaluate. Technical, business
and legal.  Take a look here for a few ideas on technical and business

"Me too" with the rest of the thread. If peering serves your mutual
interests (or just yours even), its an easy decision.

The Dr Peering website is also a resource for folks
new to peering.

Best Regards,


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