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Re: Peering Table Question
On Wed, 19 Apr 2000, Mark Kent wrote: > >> 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. Does it? I don't agree. We often sell transit to customers, to which we only send routes of peers, and a discount. > 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. Actually, now that I think about it, I was wrong; usage based transit implies that the more you push/pull, the more you pay; settlement based peering could imply that, or that you pay for the delta between the two.