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Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering

  • From: Matthew Crocker
  • Date: Wed Oct 05 14:00:58 2005

So perhaps the question you should be asking is: Why didn't routes for
these networks fall over to the other upstream peers which *are* capable of
moving the packets? Surely MCI, AT&T, Sprint, and others would carry the
packets to the right place. I can see the paths right here....

They did, and I'm not down. I see Level 3 via Sprint and GNAPs/CENT just fine. I didn't lose any connectivity to Level 3 at all. Bits moving down different pipes, not a big deal to me technically. The fact remains that Cogent is not providing the service I'm paying them for and they need to get it fixed. If that means picking up transit from another Tier 1 to get to Level 3 or making amends with Level 3 to get the existing peering working again. It doesn't matter to me, I just don't like paying for stuff I'm not getting. In the grand scheme of things I'm paying A LOT for my Cogent bandwidth (it started off as Verio remember).

What nature of clause? I consider deliberately filtering prefixes or origin
ASs to be a violation of common backbone BGP use.

Too bad there aren't Equal Access laws for tier1s. <slyly evil grin>
Ewww, I'll put up with these occasional pissing matches and build around them to avoid any government regulations.


Matthew S. Crocker
Vice President
Crocker Communications, Inc.
Internet Division
PO BOX 710
Greenfield, MA 01302-0710