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Re: Peering points

  • From: Mike Leber
  • Date: Tue Apr 01 16:53:48 1997

On Tue, 1 Apr 1997, Sean Donelan wrote:
> So the question becomes, if I do this again, how do I choose the six

By using publically available traffic stats like:

750 Mbps
750 Mbps
180 Mbps
110 Mbps? (This looks broken)

Interesting note: MAE-WEST is now starting to handle more traffic than
MAE-EAST.  If my memory serves me correct, early last year MAE-WEST was
doing something like 350 Mbps and MAE-EAST was doing 550 Mbps.

> Or is the entire thing irrelevant, because everyone is moving to private
> bilateral connections.  And the important thing is how many providers
> does someone peer

Lacking the ability to find out who peers with who (except by looking
through the RADB :) and the ability to know private flow data (except for
ours) a rough metric to answer this is the amount of daily traffic handled
by an exchange (as shown above) and the number of routes seen by the
routing arbiter there (from

Based on the continuing growth in both members and traffic of the exchange
points, I'd say economics drives exchange points.


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