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Re: Peering Table Question

  • From: Steve Meuse
  • Date: Wed Apr 19 19:22:36 2000

At 03:24 PM 04/19/2000 -0700, 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.
I believe both of these statements to be false.

1. Many/most providers have the ability to prevent prefixes from being announced to other peers, setting a BGP community, etc.

2. Settlement based peering has more to do with traffic ratios than anything else.