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Re: Private and Public Peering
At 21:42 06/18/2000 -0700, Steve Feldman wrote: > The closest to a real distinction that I've been able to come up with is > whether or not a third party is involved *and* whether packets (or cells) > are switched. [email protected] (Scott Marcus) writes: > What most people mean by "private peering" is a direct interconnection > between two providers. That's most often implemented over a circuit > between the two, without either deploying equipment to the other's > premises; again, however, that's simply a matter of engineering > convenience. These connections are conceptually point-to-point. I like Steve's distinction better. When folks peer at PAIX, they do so with a "direct interconnection between two providers". The fact that both providers have extended their networks to PAIX, or are using PAIX as a POP, doesn't make the "peering" less "private". -- Paul Vixie <[email protected]> SVP for Internet Services, MFNX M.I.B.H. Inc. is a subsidiary of Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.