> On Tue, 8 May 2001, Chris Higgins wrote:
>> > except that some of the global telco's (UUnet) won't peer
> > there because it means that they can't sell services to the large
> > ISPs .. (you can't charge for something that you are giving away
> > for free)
>> uhmmm... perhaps it's cause the global telco's do not have any
> intra-ireland routes, and INEX is meant only for intra-ireland
> routes? Not much point in BigTelco peering when all their lines go to
Huh ? Peering is peering is peering...
It's trivial to identify a subsection of your routes which are your
national customers and to only announce those to your peers at each
There is no excuse for not peering at national peering points, it
can only improve network performance (assuming that you provision
enough bandwidth on the circuits).
I'm not sure what you mean by 'all their lines go to london/amsterdam ?'
What has that go to do with anything ?
INEX is meant for peering, to allow national traffic to stay national..
If a customer of BigTelco wants to send traffic to a customer of
OtherTelco then that traffic should stay local. The location or
indeed relevance of BigTelco's international pipes doesn't matter.
 I've no objections to exporting our traffic, and I'm sure that the nice
people in other countries don't mind it much either... but building the
internet is not like building roads in Ireland.. The most direct route is
normally the best (assuming that the route isn't congested, but congestion
at this level is a matter for the protocols, not the route designers.)
 Assuming that BigTelco does have international pipes, 'cause if he/she
doesn't then they shouldn't be calling themselves 'BigTelco'.
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