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RE: Sprint / Cogent

  • From: Jon Lewis
  • Date: Fri Oct 31 09:59:44 2008

On Fri, 31 Oct 2008, Nick Hilliard wrote:

This wasn't the first time Cogent offered something similar.  They did the
same thing when Level3 depeered them.

And they'll do it to others in future peering spats. It's just a bullying tactic - entertaining if you're on the sideline; irritating if you're Sprint.

It seems to me, it's a rather empty offer though. How many Sprint customers affected by the Sprint/Cogent depeering are actually in facilities where they can get that free Cogent connection without paying for expensive backhaul to reach Cogent and already have an ASN, BGP capable router(s), and globally routable CIDRS so they can access both the Sprint and Cogent views of the internet?

Does anyone know how many Level3 customers Cogent actually hooked up when Level3 and Cogent stopped peering?

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