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FW: BBN Peering issues

  • From: Lawrence A. Deleski
  • Date: Fri Aug 14 15:44:38 1998

Sorry to have to state the obvious, but it seems to me that if BBN wishes to
terminate peering with Exodus then let them; perhaps their customers will
follow suit by terminating their agreements with BBN.  It seems like the
only logical thing that could happen.  BBN is almost certainly doing their
customers a huge disservice by terminating peering with the largest web
hosting facility in the business.  I have to assume that BBN users *like*
using HotBot and GeoCities, just two of the many major players hosted at

The Internet has always been about sharing, in this case, the free exchange
of traffic and routes by peers.  If BBN wants to screw with that then I hope
they're willing to live with the consequences.

BTW, it was mentioned somewhere else in this thread that someone thought
that Exodus buys transit.  They don't, I know, I used to work there.  Rob
would never do that... :)

Henry R. Linneweh said:

> ...toasted ISP's and carriers destroyed by blind people's greed and
> inability to manage a global network...

> Failure of management is the crux to this issue and maintaining what has worked
> for over 20 years. That to states there are some people in serious need of
sacking in some
> boardrooms.....

You said a mouthful there, Henry.  My thoughts exactly...

Lawrence A. Deleski
[email protected]

"Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day.  Teach a man how to fish and
he'll sit in his boat and drink beer all day".

>From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <[email protected]>
>To: [email protected]
>Subject: Re: BBN Peering issues
>Date: Thu, Aug 13, 1998, 9:41 PM

>On Wed, Aug 12, 1998 at 09:39:46AM -0400, Adam Rothschild wrote:
>> > If anyone would like to communicate privately about the BBN Peering issues,
>> > please drop me an email, or call.
>> I would like to communicate openly and publicly about this.
>> What I would like more than anything right now is some official word from
>> high-up's at BBN regarding what this policy entails exactly, and what
>> their rationale is behind it.  
>> That is, a public explanation other than the all-too-obvious "We're
>> greedy.  Welcome to the business world.  We're not going to change our
>> minds, so shut the fuck up and buy some transit, you dumb suckers."
>Based on just that little slice of the conversation, is BBN doing what
>UUnet apparently failed in _it's_ attempt to do last fall, to Jack
>Rickard's (and my) vast amusement?
>-- jra
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