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[OT] RE: a question about the economics of peering

  • From: Rafi Sadowsky
  • Date: Sun Dec 02 02:35:06 2001

On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, Hitesh Patel wrote:

> There is also an important reason to be connected at several exchange
> points: reliability. If you just have one transit provider, you're more
> vulnerable than with one transit provider plus a variety of peerings, which
> will still carry at least part of the traffic if the main provider fails.

 Under some definitions a transit free [IN]SP is Tier-1 - so you can
tell your customers you have a Tier one as your fall-back - right ?  ( ;-)