RE: Backbone IP network Economics - peering and transit

Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
I assume Vijay meant the cost of a port for private
peering, in which case if you private with all your
peers and you have a lot of small peers thats going
to be a lot of cost for a few kbps of traffic

I'm having trouble parsing this. You connect your FE or GE port to an
ISL/802.11q trunk to the colo's/IX switch. Then either a)everyone is in
the same broadcast domain (dumb but no config), or there's a VLAN on
that trunk from/to you to your peer(s). Save for the colo's/IX
administrative/xconnect fee, where's the "lot of cost"?


This is private vs public..