Provider credibility - does it matter? was Re: Inter-provider relations

I don't think this is correct. Ebone peers with other pan-european
networks of comparable size, IBM, BT and EUnet comes to my mind.

In fact, last time I heard, EBONE and EUnet's peering policy
bore an uncanny resemblence to those of Sprint & MCI (albeit
bandwidth scaled).

Alex Bligh
Xara Networks

From Ebone's own pages, BT is listed as a customer to Ebone, and it is
said the IBM and EUnet have transit agreements with Ebone. I can't
find any direct text stating Ebone's peering policies, but on the
Amsterdam IX page ( the following is said:

Policy: Does generally not peer except with other larger ISPs after
        negotions. Become a member and we'll peer with you!

- Jakob Faarvang