I am VERY DISAPPOINTED by TelstraClear - even Telecom
doesn't pull this
kind of stunt.
Actually. I had a closed-door meeting with people whom I will not name
at Telecom whilst doing my stint at Telecom IP & Data after opening up
xtra's network to domestic BGP peering shortly after my arrival there.
The especially interesting thing is that you mention the word buffoon,
which is exactly why the subject came up in the first place. There was
a concern that by not signing peering contracts with other domestic
networks we were opening the organisation up to potential litigation.
It would appear that we won that argument, not that I recall how - I
have never been a particularly good orator.
Director, Giant Robot Ltd