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RE: PAIX (was Re: Interconnects)

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Thu May 23 11:43:40 2002

At 11:28 PM 5/22/2002 -0400, Daniel Golding wrote:

>Your false assumption is that any of these folks would sign a MLPA at a
>new or existing peering point, where such an agreement did not already
>exist. The major reason most of these guys are on the AADS MLPA is that
>they don't want to Unsign it. In other words, it's a done deal, a fact
>on the ground, not something they care to revise - something historic,
>not current.

Not to mention many of the signatories will not set up peering with you even if you sign the MPLA unless you "qualify" for peering bilaterally.

IOW: They break the MPLA "contract".