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Re: Exchanges that matter...
> On Wed, 4 Dec 1996, Todd Graham Lewis wrote: > > > Three NAPs per continent is plenty to serve this > > purpose; anything over this is reckless. > > Woops. Three is a nice, round, theoretical number. Five is fine. Fifty > is highly questionable to my mind. Thinking that more NAPs solves the > problem is just flat wrong. Hmmm.. Not sure "continent" is the right granularity here. In North America telecoms prices do not in general take enormous hikes when you cross state borders. In (say) Europe they do. Lines between European countries often cost more than lines between a given European country and the US. Also content and thus traffic is far more localised to each country due to language difficulties (well that part that doesn't go to English speaking countries anyway). So 3-5 NAPs (or whatever) per homogenous area (homogenous in content and in telecoms charging) perhaps. But ridiculous telco regulation within Europe and language differences makes a very strong case for at least one NAP per country (we dump about 50% of our UK traffic off in the UK). Alex Bligh Xara Networks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -