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Re: Qwest and US WEST (non) routing problems

  • From: Scott Call
  • Date: Wed Aug 02 19:35:04 2000

Bessant, Chuck wrote:

I have been working a ticket with Qwest regarding our upstream through them in Portland. I was informed by a Qwest engineer that, as a result of their merger with US West, they are under an FCC mandate not to traffic data directly through AS3908. This AS serves the NW and the Denver area according to this engineer.
THE CAVEAT as related by the engineer is as follows: our advertisements should, technically, be propagated out to the Internet...however, all traffic would first hit Qwest's network, then go through the Cable & Wireless network, then back through Qwest to other words, even if our routes *were* being propagated properly, we would probably have to do some kind of prepending or other preferencing to get traffic flowing in Qwest's direction and even then it would certainly not be an optimal path through the network.
Has anyone experienced this problem with AS3908 & Qwest?

We killed our "Not-Qwest" transit because of *10 latency last friday.

Anyone had any good experience with "Not-Qwest" in the pacific north-west?




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