[menog] Peering

Nigel Titley nigel at titley.com
Wed Aug 8 09:53:41 GMT 2007

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya wrote:
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> Nasser A. Albakr wrote:
>> As for the question where should the IXP be, I agree with Bill and the
>> others. An IXP or more should be introduced in each country and
>> connected to the other country's IXPs. This is the logical way and how
>> it was done in other regions (Europe, Africa, etc). 
> Interconnecting IXPs in multiple locations are bad idea. Hasn't work
> anywhere, and won't work here. I believe Bill is actually writing a
> paper on how/where/why it fails.

Well, much as I respect Bill's reasoning for this, I believe there are 
cases where building a distributed exchange point can work, particularly 
in the case where commercial/political reasons prevent an incumbent 
peering within country.


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