On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 03:57, J S Russell wrote:
Highly irked, in fact.
I just got to send the following notification to TelstraClear: (Note:
MSWord format - my apologies)
TC have decided that since ICONZ no longer buy international bandwidth
from them, and we don't meet "current policy", they're going to drop
domestic peering with us.
Never mind - you can peer with us! This will be especially useful over
the next week as traffic volumes to Citylink's Webcams and Windows Multi
media servers increase due to the Lord of the Rings premiere.
I'm going to take this opportunity to encourage ALL with direct
connections to the APE and WIX to establish peering sessions with the
relevant route servers and make sure they are accepting at least the
route for 220.127.116.11/24. Don't ask for direct peering with the routers
announcing this to the route servers - go via the route servers.
Why? We've set up an ANYCAST infrastructure for this block with servers
in Auckland, Wellington and the US. If you aren't peering at APE/WIX you
will be accessing our webcams from a host in North America. If you want
to see the Windows MMS stuff you'll have to be peering - it simply won't
be available outside New Zealand.
We're providing four servers - two each in Auckland and Wellington - all
with GigE connections so that you can get to see the webcam and mms
content. We'll be changing things tomorrow so that this will be the only
access to this content.
We've done all this so that we can avoid the large traffic bill we
incurred last year. The downside for you is that if you or your ISP
aren't peering then you will incur both international traffic charges
and sub optimal performance. If you're unhappy about that and you aren't
in a position to peer, then contact your ISP and lean on them to sort
So you're an ISP and you want to get this set up? Complete the relevant
form at http://www.citylink.co.nz/services/exchange/
Please note that we normally take one working day to turn this around
but we're very busy this week and so requests received after Thursday
are pretty unlikely to be processed until after the premiere on Monday
Do something about this soon - procrastination is definitely the thief
of time in this case.