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Re: Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts

  • From: David Freedman
  • Date: Tue Nov 04 09:36:31 2008

> 2. The Internet cannot "route around" de-peering
> I know everyone believes "the Internet routes around failures".  While
> occasionally true, it does not hold in this case.  To "route around" the
> "failure" would require transit.  See item #1.

The internet "routes around" technical failures, not political ones.