Re: Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts

From: Patrick W. Gilmore (no email)
Date: Tue Nov 04 2008 - 10:52:00 EST

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    On Nov 4, 2008, at 9:49 AM, David Freedman wrote:

    >> 2. The Internet cannot "route around" de-peering
    >> I know everyone believes "the Internet routes around failures".
    >> While
    >> occasionally true, it does not hold in this case. To "route
    >> around" the
    >> "failure" would require transit. See item #1.
    >
    > The internet "routes around" technical failures, not political ones.

    If two transit free networks have a technical failure which disables
    all peering between them, the Internet cannot route around it.

    Intention is not the gating factor here. Intention just -guarantees-
    a problem exists, turning off BGP sessions and/or light is still the
    base problem. :-)

    -- 
    TTFN,
    patrick
    

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