Peering versus Transit

          Matt Zimmerman <> writes:
        > because you're using THEIR resources to do so, without
        > explicit permission from them.
    That's a repetition of the same position that's been stated over and
    over, without justification. If A sends to B directly in the absence
    of an advertised route, A is "stealing" resources from B. If B sends
    to A indirectly through A's transit provider, then B is "stealing"
    resources from A. What makes the former case worse in your mind than
    the latter, when it results in higher reliability, lower cost, and a
    sounder architecture?

Think of it this way: