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Re: Transit over the MFS meet points as a product?
> If this happens, will MFS attempt to police the meet point > and force anyone who is currently providing "transit" to purchase > and user this "product"? I don't see how they'd differentiate the traffic.. > Will it change/worsen the performance of the heavier traffic > sites by "stealing" customers from the larger traffic sources, and > then dumping traffic upon those already overloaded circuits making > the HoLB problem all the worse? If this happens I'd suggest everyone at the NAPs deploy some type of MAC-layer filtering. It's far to easy (and seemingly common) for providers to forget to set "next-hop-self" on NAP routes .. so what I foresee is providers selling transit via the exchanges ...and then never seeing the traffic bound to *their* unsuspecting peers. > Does anyone really care whether or not transit is sold over > the MFS meet points, and if so, what are the operation concerns? I personally don't think it's a good idea, there are enough traffic related problems without "additional" transit-only connections. Perhaps this is MFS's ploy to sell MAC-layer filtering ;-) -danny