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Re: a question about the economics of peering

  • From: Jon Mansey
  • Date: Fri Nov 30 15:30:25 2001

On Friday, November 30, 2001, at 12:00 PM, Arman wrote:

Daniel Golding wrote:

.....
Hmm. Congested public exchange points were a reality at some point in the
past. They are now a recurrent myth, thanks to the demise of FDDI EPs and
the rise of GigE EPs. There is little congestion, at this point. Of course,
this could be because most Internet traffic is exchanged over private
peering.

I think that most clued folks are largely uninterested in hop-count. Latency
is much more important.
that depends on your primary application, latency is not important for
streaming or downloads.
heh! tell someone on the end of duplex satellite that! Streaming no, downloads very much yes.

jm

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