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Re: a question about the economics of peering

  • From: up
  • Date: Fri Nov 30 17:38:27 2001

On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, BrandonButterworth wrote:

> > where if you peer with the network that has
> > the congestion and there is no money changing hands there is not
> > a lot of incentive for them to fix it just for you.
> 
> I don't see how paying someone to transit to their congested peers
> network is better than just peering with the congested network
> yourself. 

I thought the whole idea of "transit" was that you got connectivity to
networks that you can't peer with.  Obviously. the packets can't tell if
money changes hands or not.

James Smallacombe		      PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
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