From: Chris Higgins (chris.higgins at domain horizon.ie)
Date: Wed 09 May 2001 - 09:36:34 IST
> On Tue, 8 May 2001, McAuley, Tim wrote:
> > Not necessarily. Take Ocean as an example. I believe they have
> > links with UUnet for their bandwidth. If a small company has a
> > 256K leased line with them, there is no much point shipping their
> > traffic, destined for an IOL customer through England or some
> > other European country. They should use INEX.
> then Ocean should be on INEX.
Absolutely... but as the network will probably be pulled apart and
integrated into the Esat group of patchwork ISPs it's probably not
an issue long term.
Of course, UUnet being in INEX solves that for all the UUnet connected
> What is being proposed is that the Big long-haul carriers should peer
> at a national exchange to cover for national ISPs not peering
Nearly - What has been said is that 'ISPs operating in a market should
peer with the key exchanges for that market, irrespective of the size
of the ISP'
> And that is silly.
> Notice /national isp/, ie i wholeheartedly agree anyone offering
> bandwidth in ireland to end-customers (non-ISPs), should be peering
> their own irish traffic within ireland and peering their irish
> exchange with INEX.
> So if UUNet, or whoever, is selling 'internet connections' to irish
> businesses then yes they should peer at INEX.
That's all I was saying :)
> But for cases like big global corporations MS, well they're big
> enough to look after themselves. If they only buy from FooNet, then
> they can take it up with FooNet.
Yup.. and in the case of Microsoft, they took it up, and UUnet prolly
gave them the same answer that they've been giving customers for years.
Which (as I recall) is : "We are INEX"... NO!!! not that one...
It's 'we are about to join INEX, honest'
They even had it on their WWW site at one stage that they were members of
INEX (again - as I recall).
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