Re: Sprint / Cogent dispute over?

From: Patrick W. Gilmore (no email)
Date: Sun Nov 02 2008 - 23:46:08 EST

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    On Nov 2, 2008, at 7:06 PM, Randy Epstein wrote:

    >> https://www.sprint.net/cogent.php
    >
    > 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
    > these networks.
    >
    > It's funny how Cogent depeers networks whenever they want, but the
    > second
    > another network depeers them, they cry foul.

    Aren't you in one of the "1300 on-net locations" with Cogent? Doesn't
    that give you a free FE?

    :-)

    -- 
    TTFN,
    patrick
    

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