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  • From: Paul Vixie
  • Date: Fri Aug 21 15:43:29 1998

[email protected] (Wayne Bouchard) writes:

> IMO, asymetry is not a valid requirement for a private
> interconnect. NOT having the interconnect hurts both companies.

it hurts them asymmetrically though.  or, that's the bet at any rate.

regardless of whatever we all charge or pay that's measured in bits
per second per month or whatever, the costs are all in terms of bit-
miles.  ultimately this means you can only peer with someone whose
costs are similar to yours, almost regardless of the benefit they
receive from peering with you.
Paul Vixie
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