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Re: Peering Table Question

  • From: Christian Nielsen
  • Date: Fri Apr 21 13:46:24 2000

> > In summary, there is nothing wrong with settlements to help off-set unequal 
> > network costs.  It is a perfectly valid business practice.  Nor, IMHO, does 
> > it make one network a "customer" of the other.  The two networks are just 
> > trying to share everything equally, including network costs.

It depends on how you look at it. If the peer was a large colo house in one
city with no national/international network, then I can see this. 


if the company has sites around the world, willing to work with the other
provider on many issues and has a large network, why should they have to pay
to peer? it is just that a provider wants to make money on both ends.

Lets just see what the future holds... I personally think the DOJ will walk in
and clear up this peering mess once and for all. And why is this? Because the
large providers keep changing the rules.... and adjust them based on who they
want free peering with and who they want to pay.