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Re: Exodus/C&W Depeering

  • From: Chris Woodfield
  • Date: Tue Mar 26 13:01:03 2002

IIRC, Exodus had arrangements with at least some of their peering partners where in 
exchange for the toleration of the asymetric traffic flow at peering points, they 
would honor MEDs sent to them by said peering partners. I'm assuming that C&W's 
pering points do not do this. So, it appears that these carriers are going to find 
a lot more Exodus-orignated traffic on their networks come Friday. I just hope for 
C&W's sake that their peering points are up to for the challenge of carrying that 


On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 12:47:57PM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Chris Flores wrote:
> > <snip>
> > Should be interesting to see how this impacts the ability to reach
> > sites hosted at Exodus.
> > </snip>
> >
> > nothing complicated. just means you will utilize a transit provider to reach
> > Exodus hosted sites instead of direct public peer. unless you privately peer
> > with C&W. the bottom line - it will now cost you more to reach Exodus hosted
> > sites...
> Since Exodus is mostly a webhoster, do they have an asymetric traffic
> flow.  Isn't bulk of the bandwidth is outbound from Exodus.  Won't this
> just increase the distance and AS count for Exodus outbound traffic,
> making Exodus hosting even less desirable?