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Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering

  • From: Daniel Senie
  • Date: Fri Oct 07 14:05:17 2005

At 01:37 PM 10/7/2005, you wrote:

On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Daniel Golding wrote:

> Take-away: Do not single home. I'm shocked folks aren't figuring this out.
> If you are a webhoster or enterprise and your business model can not support
> multiple Internet pipes, than you have a suboptimal business model (to put
> it lightly)

Or "single-home" to a tier-2 -- or tier-1.5, or whatever you want to call it
in marketing newspeak -- that provides multihoming of their own networks,
and get a netblock from their space.

Often, that can be more cost effective (even these depeering situations
notwithstanding) than single-homing to a tier-1.
Until your local loop to that sole provider dies, or you want to play one off another price-wise and don't want to renumber.

Multihoming is backhoe insurance, backbone insurance, and portability insurance.