Peering versus Transit

Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 23:11:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: Nathan Stratton <>

Yes, but can we agree that dumping data to someons router at a NAP
without asking is steeling?

Is it really the case that people with routers at exchange points actually
consider a packet addressed to one of their own customers to be theft of
service? So far, I note, we haven't heard any position expressed by
any of the big folks, just by others outraged on their behalf.

And of course, to be in a position to "dump data" on a router at an
exchange, one must have one's own router there peering with *somebody*,
right? So the problem, if there is one, is that not all pairs of
routers at an exchange are necessarily allowed to communicate. ATM,
anyone? (Gasp cough choke)

Barney Wolff <>