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Re: Definition of transit

  • From: Avi Freedman
  • Date: Fri Sep 12 21:54:09 1997

> Am I the only one out there the thinks it is not ethical to point default
> to a provider over a NAP without their permission? Just because someone
> sells you transit does not give you the right to point default to them at
> a NAP. Sure you can point default all day long over the connection you are
> buying, but not over a NAP without their permission.
> Nathan Stratton                             President, CTO, NetRail,Inc.


Noone's suggesting that it's ethical to point default at people without
their permission.  But some large carriers DO allow people to pay for
that privelege, over the public exchanges - or point default from some
of their routers (owned by one subsidiary) to other of their routers.