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Re: BBN Peering issues

  • From: Robert Bowman
  • Date: Thu Aug 13 14:48:12 1998

I've tried to stay away from posting here, but a small clarification...

Exodus is currently dealing with the asymmetry of traffic by assuming
a large chunk of the burden by doing best-exit, at BBN's request, based
upon BBN's MEDs.  So let's not make it into the argument that the "evil"
web hosters are just dumping recklessly via shortest-path out.  Exodus
has assumed the cost of all long haul delivery coast-to-coast of the
data that BBN's users are requesting.


**The above opinion is that of mine & Exodus Communications Inc.  It
is not intended to reflect the opinions of John Curran, CTO of BBN/GTE/GTEI

Robert Bowman
Director Backbone Engineering
Exodus Communications Inc.
rob@exodus.net
> 
> > http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/daily/980810h.html
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> John Curran says:
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> "The central problem is asymmetry of traffic between GTEI and the hosting
> companies, Curran said. Exodus pumps many times more bits to GTEI than are
> sent the other way."
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> 
> My rebut (which, may be totally uncalled for):
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> "The central problem is asymmetry of traffic between GTEI and the hosting
> companies, Curran said. BBN/GTEI customers generally request webpages from
> Exodus more than from other places."
> 
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