ratios

I'm not overly familiar with this but I wondered if someone could detail
for me the basics of using ratios to determine elegibility to peer? I
have heard that some carrers especially the largest require a specific
ratio is this in fact true and is the logic as simple as just insuring
equal use of the peer?

Thanks

Scott

Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 10:30:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Granados

I'm not overly familiar with this but I wondered if someone
could detail for me the basics of using ratios to determine
elegibility to peer? I have heard that some carrers
especially the largest require a specific ratio is this in
fact true and is the logic as simple as just insuring
equal use of the peer?

Ask Mr. Google or Mrs. Archives.

Hints:

* Traffic is often asymmetric. If I browse Web pages, I receive
  far more traffic than I send.

* Routing... hot potato or cold potato?

* Ramifications of requiring (or not) consistent adverts at
  different locations.

It boils down to attempting to make the peering "equally
beneficial" to both parties. I don't necessarily agree with (nor
inherently object to) the reasoning, but that's the idea.

I suspect that this was discussed last June during the 174/3561
incident.

Keep in mind that the peering mindset is: "I'll buy transit if
I can't peer. I'll peer if I can't sell transit. I'll sell
transit if I can."

dig through the nanog archives. you will see a few
"brief" discussions on the peering/ratio topic.