[ppml] White House Town Hall Meeting...October 3, 2002, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
JimFleming at ameritech.net
Wed Oct 2 14:00:11 EDT 2002
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> > When BGP is removed from the picture, the routing table issue goes away.
> And... so does the Internet.
They will just lock down the "core", so no one can announce into it and it can not fail.
"In North America the Tier 1's oligopoly of peering only with themselves is still well entrenched. Farooq Hussain has written for
this issue a remarkably candid summary of the evolution of the Tier 1's peering policy. They are, he says, the Internet Core
Networks that announced anonymously on December 5, 2001 their decision to move their peering to Equinix Exchanges. He identifies
them as UUNET, Sprint, Cable and Wireless, Genuity, Level 3, Qwest, and AT&T. He also finds their peering requirements to be
arbitrary beyond reason. For example, interconnection at OC48 is one thing, but to be forced to do so at 15 locations around the
United States is something else again. "
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