On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 03:13:09PM +1200, Donald Neal said:
> On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 13:46, Don Gould wrote:
better question is "When are the IXs going to
policies on this issue?"
Perhaps they already have a clear (no pun intended) policy - they're not
responsible for what routes you advertise.
As I've explained to anybody who's asked over the last 5+ years, you
should only announce routes for which you're happy to carry that
traffic free to it's destination.
Were somebody to complain that another exchange participant were
filching traffic off them, then I'd definitely investigate, and crack
heads accordingly. The L2-switched-ethernet nature of the exchanges
means that we've no obvious way of spotting abuse happening (a design
goal that I doubt many exchange participants would want to change) -
we're pretty reliant on people grizzling.
The T's and C's could probably stand a revisit, but since I've never
received such a complaint, it hasn't seemed like it's worthwhile
codifying - this is a community, and I don't want to get prescriptive on
what people can and can't do. I'd suggest that in the case of Telecom,
exchange participants were just following the routes Telecom advertised
- I don't think that anyone, Telecom included, is suggesting that folks
were somehow bending the Telecom WIX connection to coerce free transit
out of it.