From: Randy Epstein (no email)
Date: Sun Nov 02 2008 - 19:06:49 EST
Yes, I've read it. They need to fix their <TITLE>.
So while Cogent was depeered by Sprint, we contacted the CEO of Cogent on
Friday to try and arrange at least a temporary peering arrangement so that
bits flowed between our networks while they battled this situation out with
Sprint. Cogent's response? Buy transit from them.
I presume one of Sprint's dissatisfactions during the trial with Cogent were
ratios. My network happens to have a very high ratio of eyeballs (inbound
traffic) vs outbound traffic. One would believe that Cogent would like to
offload their outbound traffic to networks other than their Tier-1 peers, to
at least give them an upper hand when negotiating peering arrangements with
It's funny how Cogent depeers networks whenever they want, but the second
another network depeers them, they cry foul.