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Re: Peering Table Question

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Wed Apr 19 18:23:14 2000

> Errr, isn't 'settlement based peering' synonomous with 'usage-based
> transit' ?

not exactly.  you get less routes and your routes do not propagate as far.
hence, sometimes it is cheaper per megabit than normal transit.

sometimes paid pseudo-peering is nice because, as the payee is really a
customer, one does not have to be as formal about consistent application
of peering qualifications as one does for true peering, when one has to
presume that some day one will be explaining equitable treatment to the
doj, ec, ...