From: Niels Bakker (niels=)
Date: Tue Nov 04 2008 - 12:30:08 EST
* (Tomas L. Byrnes) [Tue 04 Nov 2008, 17:51 CET]:
>The concept of "Transit Free" is a political failure, not a technical
Yeah, networks should be free! And Cogent, if they don't get access to
Sprint directly, should just set a default route over some public IX
where Sprint is also present at to reach their network!! And then hack
their routers to do likewise.
>The protocols are designed, and the original concept behind the Internet
>is, to propagate all reachability via all paths. IE to use Transit if
Yeah, the original concept of the internet. Like classful IP routing.
>Not doing so is a policy decision that breaks the redundancy in the
Because the original design totally had in mind established players
locking out cheaper newcomers and explicitly specified a maximum band
where prices for transit had to exist inside of.
Please stop it. We've had enough.
-- "We humans get marks for consistency. We always opt for civilization after exhausting the alternatives." -- Carl Guderian