On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Simon Garner wrote:
Well that sucks, and explains why I was seeing 700+
pings and 50%+ loss
to TC hosts this morning. I note however that pings have gone back down
to 10ms this afternoon and appear to be routing through APE again. Have
they changed their minds already?
Nope - as I outlined earlier, we treated it as damage and routed around
it. Technology triumphs over stupidity! Huzzah!
Oh yeah, I should mention - since we don't buy international connectvity
any more, we have been offered the option of BUYING domestic-only peering
from TelstraClear for the meager sum of $25 per 64Kbits/sec per month.
We've got 100Mbits/sec to APE, so that means we'll only be charged
$40,000/month for TelstraClear to get one of their techs to add a
"neighbour a.b.c.d" line to their router so that we (and TC) can use the
links that we both already have in place!
Amazing! I mean, ICONZ manages to domestically peer over APE at
100Mbits/sec with other ISPs for FREE - and some of those ISPs are orders
of magnitude smaller than us, with a mere fraction of the resources of
TelstraClear. You'd think TC could peer quite casually with all comers
for free, since "Bobs Bait Shop and ISP" can certainly manage it. But NO!
$40K/month! Cheap at half the price! That'll buy the chimp LOTS of
bananas, and maybe even an old tyre on a rope for swinging around!
John S Russell | Big Geek | Doing geek stuff.