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Re: Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts
On Nov 4, 2008, at 11:02 AM, David Schwartz wrote:
Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:On Nov 4, 2008, at 9:49 AM, David Freedman wrote:
Perhaps you missed the "transit free" part.
If Sprint & UUNET have a technical failure causing all peering to go down, Level 3 will not magically transport packets between the two, despite the fact L3 has "reliable high-bandwidth connectivity to both of those providers". How would you propose L3 bill UU & Sprint for it? On second thought, don't answer that, I don't think it would be a useful discussion.
Or are you claiming the fact every network does not give every other network transit a "political failure". If you are, we should agree to disagree and move on.
From a technical standpoint, the Internet is always suffering from multiple
See above. I do not think it is a "political failure" that I do not give you free transit.
-- TTFN, patrick