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Re: Exchanges that matter...

  • From: Nathan Stratton
  • Date: Fri Nov 29 12:45:37 1996

On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, Derek Elder wrote:

> Would someone be so kind as to email me a list of the Exchanges that
> matter?  I.E., which ones qualify when calculating your connections for
> peering?
> Is it just the 4 NAP's and MAE-East and MAE-West?

Ameritech NAP
Atlanta NAP :-)
Sprint NAP

CIX may be worth connecting to as a sales thing, and PAIX is not worth
connecting to yet because there are so many NAPs in that area.

> Also, do any of you have any comments on whether peering standards might
> be relaxed if you are setting up a statewide educational network?

Hmm, possible, but don't count on it. If I were you, I would get connected
to the NAPs ASAP because it will get harder and harder to peer with the
big guys as times moves on. 

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