Re: Traffic Engineering

From: David Lesher (no email)
Date: Thu Sep 18 1997 - 05:00:33 EDT


Jay R. Ashworth sez:
> This is happening already, and it pushes one of my buttons _really_
> hard.
>
> The geographic locality of reference of the current Internet is
> pathetic. When my telnet session from St Pete to Tampa, Florida, goes
> via MAE-East, or worse, MAE-_West_, there's something _seriously_
> wrong.

One major "Crazy Eddie" factor you're not acknowledging is:
lines do not cost a linear amount per mile. Sometimes 'longer'
costs way less, due to this magical artifact called a "Tariff"...

(And Jay, if you start claiming there IS logic & reason in the
tariff process, you will get a room next to John Hinkely..)

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