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Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Wed Oct 05 22:42:37 2005

On Oct 5, 2005, at 10:25 PM, [email protected] wrote:

Daniel Golding writes:

They can. Cogent has transit and is preventing traffic from traversing its
transit connection to reach Level(3). Level(3) does not have transit - they
are in a condition of settlement free interconnection (SFI). The ball is in
Cogent's court. This is not the first time or the second that they have
chosen to partition.
One could also say that L3 has chosen to configure the links they have
with Cogent not to pass their traffic, and has therefore caused this
current situation. Both of these statements are equally true and
possess approximately equal usefulness.
I think Dan is trying to say that since Cogent buys transit, it is Cogent's responsibility to ensure they have connectivity to L3, not L3's responsibility to get to Cogent.

Of course, he is dead wrong, but that's the way I read what he wrote.