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Re: Peering Table Question

  • From: Mark Kent
  • Date: Wed Apr 19 18:28:10 2000

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

transit implies that the "peer" will show your routes outside their
network, hence allowing traffic from some other network to "transit"
their network on the way to your network.  Whereas 'settlement based peering'
is just charging for access to your/their network only.

Of course, the fact that one can make 'usage-based transit' act like
'settlement based peering' both technically and financially with the
use of bgp communities could blur the distinction.