BBN Peering issues

I've heard the two line explanation of what BBN is doing. Will anyone
indulge my curiosity and give me the low down on what the issue is?
We're lighting fiber into their new Beaverton POP, and I'd like to ask
our wholesale rep/engineer about this.

   As Matt Dillion pointed out a few messages back, there is an article at:

http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/daily/980810h.html

   CRL has been notified as well, and this means that ftp.cdrom.com (which
I'm responsible for) is at risk of becoming unaccessible to GTEI/BBN customers
in the near future. I just wrote some text regarding this at:

ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/bbn-notice.txt

-DG

David Greenman
Co-founder/Principal Architect, The FreeBSD Project

http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/daily/980810h.html

John Curran says:

"The central problem is asymmetry of traffic between GTEI and the hosting
companies, Curran said. Exodus pumps many times more bits to GTEI than are
sent the other way."

My rebut (which, may be totally uncalled for):

"The central problem is asymmetry of traffic between GTEI and the hosting
companies, Curran said. BBN/GTEI customers generally request webpages from
Exodus more than from other places."

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
                  Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
       I route, therefore I am.
       Alex Rubenstein, alex@nac.net, KC2BUO, ISP/C Charter Member
               Father of the Network and Head Bottle-Washer
     Net Access Corporation, 9 Mt. Pleasant Tpk., Denville, NJ 07834
Don't choose a spineless ISP! We have more backbone! http://www.nac.net
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

From http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/daily/980810h.html

  The central problem is asymmetry of traffic between GTEI and the
  hosting companies, Curran said. Exodus pumps many
  times more bits to GTEI than are sent the other way.

This "problem" is easily solved. Compare the list of smurf amp nets to a
bgp dump and determine which nets are behind AS 1. Send ICMP echo packets
to those nets.

There are of course many other relatively trivial ways to lessen the
differential between ingress and egress. Thus the "central problem" is
really something different, but who didn't already know that?

Bradley