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Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering
On Oct 5, 2005, at 1:43 PM, Jeff Shultz wrote:
Matthew Crocker wrote:Undereducated rant to follow...I opened a billing/support ticket with Cogent. I'm not planning on paying my bill or continuing the contract if they cannot provide full BGP tables and full Internet transport (barring outages). Luckily I have 2 other providers so I can still reach Level 3.I'm curious where in your contract you think Cogent guaranteed you connectivity to Level 3?
If nobody filtered BGP at all (in or out), you would have the state you are expecting. However, you would have both a capacity problem, and an economic failure, as you may well end up with cogent trying to send all (much) of it's level3 destined traffic through a customer's connection with much smaller pipes... or overloading it's connectivity to one of its other peers. The economic failure comes because now you're expecting a third party to transit packets between cogent and level3 without being paid for it (and some of those connections are metered).