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Re: Peering Table Question

  • From: I Am Not An Isp
  • Date: Thu Apr 20 12:51:28 2000

At 08:50 AM 4/20/00 -0600, Forrest W. Christian wrote:
>On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, I Am Not An Isp wrote:
>> In Other Words: Network B is carrying 1500 byte packets 3000 miles, and
>> Network A is carrying 64 byte packets 3000 miles.
>Ahhh now I see... Network B is actually carrying ~25x the traffic for a
>given flow..... Thus is costs them 30x as much for the cross-country
>piece, and thus Network A should in some way help out with the costs.

Now the not-so-operational question is: Does that make Network A a "customer" of Network B? Or are they just trying to be genuine "peers" by sharing everything, including the cost of carrying *both sides* of the TCP flow?

>- Forrest W. Christian ([email protected]) KD7EHZ


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