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Re: Sprint / Cogent dispute over?
On Nov 3, 2008, at 10:01 AM, Daniel Senie wrote:
At 06:54 PM 11/2/2008, Daniel Roesen wrote:On Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 04:40:20PM -0500, Randy Epstein wrote: > Problem resolved?
You have an interesting set of assumptions. Is there any reason you did not give Sprint the benefit of the doubt? For instance, is it not possible that Sprint knew this and was trying "for a year" to fix the problem without taking such drastic steps? Because they did not want to hurt their own customers?
It's interesting to see a biased, "blame Cogent first" mentality in so many postings on NANOG. Maybe they deserve it, maybe not. But after reading the traffic here, after living through the consequences of the Cogent/L3 depeering, and after reading what Sprint said on their page, my read on this is that Sprint's accounting department might need some house cleaning.
And I thought just the opposite.
Having a clear contract with clear terms, giving Cogent plenty of notice, taking the links down slowly over time to ensure Cogent knew what was happening, etc., etc. That was very up-front, above-board, and more than polite on Sprint's part, IMHO.
Compare Sprint's actions & attitude to Cogent's sub-12-hour notice when they de-peered Telia.
Yeah, Cogent is definitely the more professional company....
-- TTFN, patrick