On Fri, 28 May 2004, Craig Whitmore wrote:
From: Seeby Woodhouse [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
If they are worried about people using their networks as a free national
backbone via the peering points, there are ways to allow peering but
prevent being used as free transit...
Why don't they just (like a lot of other people do), Advertise their
Auckland networks via APE only and their Wellington Networks via WIX only.
Then they wouldn't be providing transit down the country.
Advertising the Entire Clear Network via APE and the Entire Clear Networks
via WIX is the problem.
This has multiple problems: It would restrict peering to people that
are present at both exchanges (not everybody is), which obviously
TCL are free to demand. Ofcourse it may result in ISPs that don't
peer at both exchanges dumping traffic via another Telco that only
peers with TCL in one location, so their net result is they achieved
nothing and received no additional compensation for it.
Also, what happens if there is an outage? You are losing resiliency.
Using MEDs or selective de-aggregation would be a better tool, but
someone like TCL should expect that with their % of customerbase,
that they are going to see this type of thing happen. Honestly,
they should be happy to see the traffic, because they are getting
paid by their customers for it.
Ofcourse, maybe they'd like to see ISPs dump it internationally
(if you have the excess international capacity do this), so that
TCL gets to pay for the privilege of receiving domestic traffic.
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