BGP peering question

Opeyemi opeolomola at
Thu Jul 13 18:18:10 CST 2017

Okay I will just throw this, in addition to what the others have said. From an ISP point of view, assuming the neighbor is able to provision their end of the cross-connect, you need to check the common POP cost requirements, and also consider if the neighbor is willing to either pay for the peering or provide a mutual benefit.

Payment is straight forward. Mutual benefit will depend on what you desire from the neighbor-ship; secure IPv6, Transit services, latency and capacity thresholds, route and path attribute requirements, responsiveness to collaboration over issues (abuse, outages, and instability), internetwork politics, and other BGP controls.

Opeyemi Olomola

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

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