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Re: UUNET Pulling Peering Agreements & replacing them with charging under non-disclosure?
On Sat, 3 May 1997, Peter Lothberg wrote: |} Look up ''peer'' in a dictionary, in this context it means something |} like ''networks of equal size''. |} |} The internet is moving towards a scenario with a handfull global |} players that will be ''peers'' everyone else will become a customer. It doesn't necessarily equate to networks of equal size, but of equal value. Value can be obtained by managing a large network, having a large consumer base, or having a significant amount of content. All things are not created equal and the various "values" have to be weighed to determine what a peer is, or is not. Alot of pipes going nowhere with no users has no value. Alot of content without any pipes also has no value as no users can gain access to it. -jh- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -