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RE: Cogent/Level 3 depeering

  • From: Schliesser, Benson
  • Date: Thu Oct 06 19:39:56 2005

> I would think in NANOG that one would know the simple fact that 'The
> Internet' is complete and utter fiction, and does not exist.  What
does exist 
> is a complex, dynamic, even stochastic set of relationships between 
> autonomous networks, who can pick and choose their relationships at

Customers don't want to pay for a "stochastic set of relationships",
they will pay for the "Internet" however.

It's like paying for a telephone that could only call a subset of the
world's telephone users. And the solution (assuming you wanted global
reachability) was to buy multiple telephone services from different
providers, but even then the reachability that those providers offered
would change over time. Would you be happy to rely on telephone for
critical business (or other) functions?

Call me crazy if you'd like, but I tend to think that peering on the
Internet is too important...


Benson Schliesser
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