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Re: UUNET settlement - A call to arms?
> From: "Bownes, Robert M. (EXCH)" <RMBOWNES@intermedia.com> > What I would like to do is to connect to, for example, Sprint *just to > get to folks who buy from Sprint*, not to transit through them to get > to a NAP someplace. Logically, this should be available (and we make > such arrangements available) at a lower cost than transit. At the extreme > low end, it is a no-cost relationship at exchange points called peering. I found this to be a nice recapitulation of what "peering" means. Each peer pays the cost for seeing the other, not for carrying traffic to someone else they can see ("transit"). > How can we combat this? By building better interconnectivity amongst > ourselves. Local exchanges help to offload traffic that we would > otherwise hand off to major NSPs. We are actively campaigning to build > exchanges in any city we can for ISPs to exchange traffic, removing > it from the NSP backbone. > This is admirable. Is there a place where this effort is coordinated? WSimpson@UMich.edu Key fingerprint = 17 40 5E 67 15 6F 31 26 DD 0D B9 9B 6A 15 2C 32 BSimpson@MorningStar.com Key fingerprint = 2E 07 23 03 C5 62 70 D3 59 B1 4F 5E 1D C2 C1 A2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -